LumberJocks

wooden skeleton car

  • Advertise with us
Project by woodnteeth posted 12-30-2013 02:14 AM 1224 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





12 comments so far

View Hawaiilad's profile

Hawaiilad

2350 posts in 1902 days


#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 sunny and warm Hawaii,

View Monte Pittman's profile

Monte Pittman

16687 posts in 1219 days


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

This is really cool

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

View NormG's profile

NormG

4865 posts in 1885 days


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

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

-- Norman

View hunter71's profile

hunter71

2308 posts in 2067 days


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

Hay, this is really cool.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

View clarkey's profile

clarkey

450 posts in 1937 days


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

Great idea!

View mcoyfrog's profile

mcoyfrog

3686 posts in 2475 days


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

Kewl

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

View becikeja's profile

becikeja

368 posts in 1694 days


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

very innovative, I love it

-- Don't outsmart your common sense

View Picklehead's profile

Picklehead

849 posts in 810 days


#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.

View woodnteeth's profile

woodnteeth

29 posts in 791 days


#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

View HerbC's profile

HerbC

1316 posts in 1740 days


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

Any chance of getting plans/pattern?

Got a grandson who’d love it.

Herb

-- Herb, Florida - Here's why I close most messages with "Be Careful!" http://lumberjocks.com/HerbC/blog/17090

View woodnteeth's profile

woodnteeth

29 posts in 791 days


#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

View GnarlyErik's profile

GnarlyErik

214 posts in 1015 days


#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!

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com