[Kartbuilding] wooden go kart

Stephen Burke stephen at sburke.eu
Fri Feb 4 22:09:30 GMT 2011

Hi Jason,

So you are going to build a wooden go-kart as a project. A few things you 
would need to ask yourself:

1. Do you want a Steering Wheel?
2. Do you want Brakes on the Kart?
3. How heavy will the people using the Kart be?
4. Do you have any money to buy materials for the kart?

There are two main sets of plans on the kartbuilding.net website:
1. http://kartbuilding.net/Wooden_Go-Kart_Plans/index.html
2. http://kartbuilding.net/Wooden-Push-Cart/

The first kart there can be made from various bits of timber, however it 
does not have a steering wheel. The second kart has a steering wheel, but 
is made from a sheet of plywood, and would not be as strong as the first 

If you have any specific question just ask.

Best of luck,

On Wed, 2 Feb 2011, jason mcgrath wrote:

> Kart Building
>   I am a student in Northern Ireland and for one of my GCSE's i have chosen Technology and Design. To recieve a good grade I have to produce an outstanding poject. We are given a choice to build and create anything we want to. I have decided to build and create a Wooden Go-Kart.
>   I would really appreciate it if you would give me some advice/ideas/tips on how to make a wooden go-kart. This would be very helpful for me to achieve a good grade.
>   I also would appreciate it if you would reply to this email.
>     Many Thanks
>   Jason

More information about the Kartbuilding mailing list