Chris Makes Stuff truly lives up to the channel name in his recent video where he ingeniously transforms a child’s electric motorcycle toy into a charming Victorian-era “penny farthing” bicycle. The captivating design of the penny farthing, characterized by its oversized front wheel, pays homage to the bicycles of the Victorian era before the widespread use of chain drives.
A significant highlight of this project revolves around the meticulous creation of the large front wheel, which Chris thoroughly explains in a dedicated video. The wheel is constructed layer by layer using wood, showcasing the craftsmanship involved in bringing this unique and nostalgic bicycle design to life.
The original donor toy, a Razor MX350 miniature dirt bike designed for young kids, undergoes a comprehensive repair process. Chris delves into the intricacies of the toy’s internal components, providing insights into its workings and the challenges encountered during the repair. This creative endeavor not only breathes new life into an old toy but also demonstrates the versatility required to merge elements of electrical repair, woodworking, and metal crafting in a singular project. If you’re interested in woodwork then you’ll be glad to hear that we supply parts for your own DIY CNC Milling Machine!
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