wooden skeleton car

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Project by woodnteeth posted 12-30-2013 02:14 AM 1568 views 5 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

For each of my children’s 2nd Christmas I have made them a more substantial wood project. So far I have built a rocking horse, a mini-kitchen and now for my third child I thought a car would suit him as he LOVES anything with wheels. I initially thought of building a car that he could sit in, but that is much more involved and weight would be an issue. Even when I decided to do a ride-on car, weight was a concern so I thought up this idea of making it more of a skeleton-type design. My son is 18 months old and I wanted it light and easy to maneuver, so I made it of pine, which helps with weight too. It is about 33” long and about 7” wide at the seat. I just used handrail braces for the handlebars. The front wheels are rotating caster wheels and the back wheels are regular stationary caster wheels. My son loves it. I could barely get pictures of it without him on it as he was crying and screaming when I took him off to take some pictures.

-- Alan

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#1 posted 12-30-2013 02:27 AM

I can see why your son loves the car so much…you did a great job building that.

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#2 posted 12-30-2013 02:48 AM

This is really cool

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 12-30-2013 06:05 AM

You did a great job on this car, love the handles

-- Norman

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#4 posted 12-30-2013 12:04 PM

Hay, this is really cool.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#5 posted 12-30-2013 12:06 PM

Great idea!

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#6 posted 12-30-2013 07:25 PM


-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#7 posted 12-31-2013 12:36 PM

very innovative, I love it

-- Don't outsmart your common sense

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#8 posted 12-31-2013 01:40 PM

That’s an awesome design. I don’t recall seeing this type scooter before. Is that an pre-existing style/design, or did you invent it?

-- You've got to be smarter than the tree.

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#9 posted 12-31-2013 10:31 PM

Thanks for the nice comments. I came up with the design on my own after looking online for ideas for wooden riding toys and didn’t really see anything that I wanted to build. We’ll see how it holds up.

-- Alan

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#10 posted 12-31-2013 10:40 PM

Any chance of getting plans/pattern?

Got a grandson who’d love it.


-- Herb, Florida - Here's why I close most messages with "Be Careful!"

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#11 posted 12-31-2013 10:48 PM

I would be happy to share them if they existed. I kind of just got the wood and figured things out as I went along.

-- Alan

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#12 posted 01-01-2014 04:59 AM

Nicely done! You have lucky children!

-- Candy is dandy and rum sure is fun, but wood working is the best high for me!

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