[Kartbuilding] question

Stephen Burke sburke at burkesys.com
Wed Feb 17 23:03:14 GMT 2010

Hi Bob,

Thanks for your email.

Are you looking to make an actual steering wheel or are you looking to see 
how you can add steering to the wooden kart?

Unforunately there is no easy way to add steering to the simple wooden 
kart as on: http://www.kartbuilding.net/Wooden_Go-Kart_Plans/index.html

It would be possible to put a vertical steering column attached to the 
main steering hex bolt as in 

You could also add a sort of "tiller arm" to provide steering of the kart 
which could be done by hand. It would be a T shaped piece of timber/steel 
which is directly attached (screwed etc.) to the front axle. Then when the 
T is rotated, it rotates the front axle. It is quite crude however.

I hope this helps.
Best of luck,

On Wed, 10 Feb 2010, Robert Dean wrote:

> Do you have plans on how to best build a steering wheel for a wooden kart- a kart much like the one on your web site.  I have a rope now, but would to hook up some kind of steering wheel for my grandsons.
> Bob Dean

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