[Kartbuilding] Ques

Stephen Burke stephen at sburke.eu
Mon Jul 23 22:18:09 IST 2012

Hi Aaron,

You could try the PVC pipe and see, but to be honest, I'm not sure it will 
be strong enough.

The steering column of the wooden push kart is meant to be made from solid 
steel bar. You should be able to, using a large hammer and vice, bend it 
to get the correct shape.
You can also get some chalk, and draw out on the ground the correct bent 
shape. Then keep hammering and bending the solid steel bar, until it lines 
up with the chalk shape on the ground.

Best of luck,

On Sun, 15 Jul 2012, Aaron Singh wrote:

> I am trying to build the wooden push cart listed at your website. This one has the steering column and the wheel brake lever.
> My ques is:  Could I use PVC pipe to make the steering column instead of the steel. Bending the steel accurately seems very difficult. It is quite easy to make the column out of PVC pipe.  Please advise.
> Thanks,
> Aaron

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