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Project by NY_Rocking_Chairs posted 11-16-2013 01:39 AM 3851 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My 5 year old son requested one of the electric scooters for Christmas this year since he sees our neighbors’ kids use them. Since no son of mine will get a self-powered scooter when they have energy to spare I made him this push scooter.

Made from various wood found in the shop but primarily walnut and hickory to create the contrasting patterns.

I found a set of plans for this scooter on the web and modified them slightly to make it a bit more robust. There is also a 1/8” piece of plywood glued to the bottom of the platform to act as a kick-plate and make the connecting arc piece a little better connected/supported to the base.

The wheels came from Vertx Scooters and I found out there is a huge range of wheels, prices and options. Purple is his favorite color so I was glad I was able to find these wheels to incorporate into the scooter.

-- Rich, anybody want a peanut?





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#1 posted 11-16-2013 02:29 AM

Looks very nice, I am sure he will love it.

-- By hammer in hand, all things do stand.

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#2 posted 11-16-2013 03:32 AM

That is a slick toy. I think that he should love it.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#3 posted 11-16-2013 09:26 AM

Very cool…. Well done…

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#4 posted 11-16-2013 12:31 PM

Interesting. Pretty cool.

-- Chris, http://www.youtube.com/CMRwoodworks , FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/cmrwoodworks1 , Proverbs 16:9

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#5 posted 11-20-2013 02:25 PM

Really cool wooden scooter! Like old school and it’s way better than store bought ones. Great work!

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#6 posted 06-21-2015 03:44 AM

So natural and i like very much…
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#7 posted 11-17-2015 06:42 AM

Nice DIY project. Please contact me, I will submit your scooter in here

-- http://about.me/scootman

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#8 posted 12-27-2015 12:45 AM

Wow that is actually a really cool scooter. A lot more traditional than the mini segways that we’ve been manufacturing.

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#9 posted 03-02-2016 07:56 AM

Wow, this scooter came from my childhood. My brother and I have fought even for it. In present, teenagers use of these hoverboards Segway

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