[Kartbuilding] Wooden go-kart design

Stephen Burke stephen at sburke.eu
Wed Apr 4 23:16:09 IST 2012

Hi Jeremy,

Thanks for your comments on the kartbuilding.net website. I'm glad you 
like it. I hope it can be an inspiration for people to design and make all 
kinds of karts. The skateboards idea is cool. Not much ground clearance, 
but I can see how it would work.

Cheers for the link to 
It makes it look so easy to build a wooden kart :-)
I can see that you add the steering blocks to all the karts to prevent the 
front wheels from turning too sharply. I see what you mean about the 
plastic seats. I attached sides to the plastic seat I used. See: 

Let us know if you undertake any more karting projects.

Best of luck,

On Sun, 1 Apr 2012, Jeremy wrote:

> Your website is great.  As a kid I had many push go-karts.  My favorite used the suspension and wheels from two professional quality skateboards.  I clocked 30mph going down San Francisco hills and could slide through the turns.  Used hand brakes from a bike to grip two tires.  Pretty worthless.  This weekend some parents and 3-5 year olds built a fleet of budget-friendly rugged push go-karts and I thought it might bring you a smile:
> http://ourredwheelbarrow.blogspot.com/2012/04/push-go-karts.html?m=1
> Enjoy,
> Jeremy

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