You Can Build
This one ismade of WOOD
O WELDING rig inyour shop? You canstill build your owntransportation, as I did, usingsimple hand tools, wood, andreadily available hardware.Most of the scooter frame ismade of 1-3/4-square oak andl-3/4"x3/4" oak. You'll need28' of the former, 34' of thelatter.Following the layout planon the next page, saw out themembers. Make only oneeach of parts 7, 16, and 19;four of 9, 12. 15 and 17; twoeach of the others. Boreholes as indicated (unlessspecially noted, the diameteris 5/16"). Omit the inter-mediate holes in two of parts17 and 9. Assemble theframe with 5/16" carriage
Form the seat parts asshown. After tacking downthe canvas, glue the coveredpad in place. Cut out andscrew footboard 18 to parts 1.Glue maple dowels in theends of handlebar part 19.Slip steel tubes over these,cementing the left one to thedowel with epoxy glue. Theone on the right is worked toa free fit for a twist throttle(note setup in plan). Runthe cable through the foot-board slot behind part 8.From 3/4"-diameter cold-
Road-tested for 300 fun miles,
this wood scooter is a curbsideconversation piece and a rugged, dependable performer. Itclimbs still liills briskly, cranks out half a mile a minute onthe Hat. It's licensed, but its builder cautions: "Save your billsof sale for the engine, wheels, and clutch. Some states re-quire them before they will issue a license.