Wood Child Bike

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Project by woodworking24hrs posted 08-19-2018 04:44 AM 724 views 1 time favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

At first I searched the internet for pictures and found different models. Afterwards, I sketched the correct proportions with Google Sketchup. However, I did not do any detailed planning.

With the rough plan in mind and the approximate dimensions, we went to the workshop. Oak remains were quickly found (after not much wood for a wheel rises). Since the wheels should not be made of wood, I bought them at the local hardware store.

First, as always, the oak pieces were planed to thickness and then cut to size. Since the entire impeller should look ergonomic, I decided to round off all the corners. The trickiest part was certainly the axis of rotation between frame and fork. With a Ramp mold and a long screw, however, a very practical solution was quickly found (see picture below). The steering was realized with a round stick made of beech. The wheels were simply fixed with two 8 mm wooden round rods.

Another challenge was the saddle, which I also wanted to make out of wood. Therefore, I glued several 3 mm birch plywood boards and then cut out the rough shape of the saddle with the band saw. The fine work was then done with rasp and grinding cylinder.

As a finish, I chose Tung oil with a bit of turpentine oil and orange oil. Total working time can certainly be estimated at over 10 hours. However, the result can be seen. Now remains to be seen what the little one says Smiley

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#1 posted 08-19-2018 12:55 PM

This is awesome, very simple yet exactly what every kid wants.

Nice job

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