This is an instructables on how to make a wooden balance bike that is also my diary of making for my GCSE product design project.

Step 1: What You Will Need

To be able to make this balance bike you Will Need the following:
2cm thick plywood
2cm thick pine (floorboard without tounge and groove)
2.5cm thick dowling / brush handle
2x 28cm diameter hard foam wheels/balance bike wheels
1cm thick threaded metal rod
10x 8mm cap nuts
8x 6mm cap nuts
2x wing nuts to fit the threaded rod
6x washers to fit threaded rod
1x lock nut to fit threaded rod
8x 0.5cm thick screws
4x 8x2cm metal rectangles  
6x multi purpose screws

pencil + measuring equiptment for marking
Where did you take 28cm wheels? <br>I don't found it....very expensive only :-( <br>
http://item.mobileweb.ebay.co.uk/viewitem?sbk=1&amp;nav=SEARCH&amp;itemId=151059315141 - thats about as cheap as you will find them exactly the same what i paid for mine + same wheel (different colour)
Oh, thank you. <br>but it very expensive for me too :-) <br>ps: I bought kid's bike with two 10&quot; wheels for 30$ :-)
Yeah it would be ok to make it out of them, if you adjust the packing on the rear wheel and width on front forks and maybe the fixings and they will work fine :o)
PS: http://www.instructables.com/id/Balance-bike/
I do it already :) (in my Instructables) <br>But the wheels of kid's bike are very heavy... 2.5 kg ! <br>My balance bike without wheels - 1.5 kg :)
What's a balance bike
A balane bike is just basically a bike without wheels that a child can use to learn how to ride a bike before having to learn how to pedal and balance/steer at the same time
a bike w/out wheels??????
Sorry meant pedals
Nice, but where did you get the wheels? They seem to be fairly key to the build but I don't think I've ever seen them for sale on their own.
Any wheels you can get upto 12&quot; diameter will work but would be useful to have proper plastic innards for safety
They should come up if you search for balance bike wheels (for sale) in ebay or google or any other good shopping site
Nice job. I've been wanting to do an instructable on a balance bike (mostly just to build the bike for my boy). I like the dirt bike design, and will incorporate some of it when I build mine.
Thanks glad you found it useful :o)
Thanks rimar :o)
Very good work!

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