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Balance bike

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Balance-bike build for Eyal. Design from the Internet. Body is 1.7mm plywood (turned out a bit heavy). Screw rods and capped nuts for joints. Wheels, seat, and grips from store. Total of about two days work with the tools I had available.

Final product (well, after some use…)
Final product (well, after some use...)
Drilling axle holes in the front fork (all parts already cut with jigsaw)
Drilling axle holes in the front fork (all parts already cut with jigsaw)
Measuring…
Measuring...
More measuring…
More measuring...
Body structure
Body structure
Front fork axle apparatus
Front fork axle apparatus
Still measuring…
Still measuring...
Aligning front and back wheels
Aligning front and back wheels
Done measuring! Ready for joint-drilling.
Done measuring! Ready for joint-drilling.
Ready for base coat. Truth be told - this is the second attempt - the first one
didn’t stick because if the veneer layer. Had to scrape it off with some sandpaper.
Ready for base coat. Truth be told - this is the second attempt - the first one didn't stick because if the veneer layer. Had to scrape it off with some sandpaper.
2 layers of paint coat (black on the inside, rosso-corsa on the outside)
2 layers of paint coat (black on the inside, rosso-corsa on the outside)
Final assembly
Final assembly
First test drive!
First test drive!