Teardrop Bicycle Trailer

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Introduction: Teardrop Bicycle Trailer

Gday I hope some people find this interesting

Built with Ply sheet ,Meranti wood and pine A old child bicycle trailer.

Power tools i use was a drill jig saw and sander.

Step 1:

I bent the ply dry and use nails wood glue and screws .

Step 2:

A lot of sanding and some wood filler plus I used a nail punch to try to hide the nails

Step 3:

The door for the side was for access from the side.

I use Japanese Stain and Marine Varnish for the finish

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    16 Comments

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    incensedpanther
    incensedpanther

    5 years ago

    I love the idea of a tear drop. I'm considering making one for my bike, but have it expandable on one end to bring it out to 6 ft 3 in when parked. In all likely hood I will use similar thicknesses of wood unless I can find a lighter material. I'm probably not going to go with the side pull however. I've never liked it because I tend to wack the heel of my foot. I've already designed a goose neck for attaching it to the back of the rack. Nice job on this build.

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    kindbill
    kindbill

    Reply 5 years ago

    After I moved to Kwinana I will start the 2nd Tear Drop

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    OogieMustBoogie
    OogieMustBoogie

    6 years ago

    Really like the build! how did you get the wood to bend into the desired shape? thanks

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    kindbill
    kindbill

    Reply 6 years ago

    it simple you use a strap with a ratchet glue and tighten up the strap then nail

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    wbannister
    wbannister

    6 years ago

    wasn't 3mm abit thin? how did u make the shape u used? sorry for all the questions, just really need to make one

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    kindbill
    kindbill

    Reply 6 years ago

    3mm is easy to bend

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    kindbill
    kindbill

    Reply 6 years ago

    each side wall is screw to the floor and the side walls hold the shape the floor is 9mm ply.
    the outer skin is glued and screwed to the floor and I use straps to hold the shape and wood nails and water proof wood glue

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    seamster
    seamster

    6 years ago on Introduction

    Very cool! I like it a lot.

    What do you tow around in it ... kids, pets, groceries?

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    kindbill
    kindbill

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    just groceries and shopping would never put a pet or child in it.

    Summer here get up to 45c 113 Fahrenheit

    4 new pictures at the beginning

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    seamster
    seamster

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    I kind of figured, but was curious! It looks great, you did a very nice job on it. Glad you shared it!

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    wbannister
    wbannister

    6 years ago

    got any pics of underneath with 4 wheels

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    kindbill
    kindbill

    Reply 6 years ago

    that just 4 wheel garden cart I use for painting

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    wbannister
    wbannister

    Reply 6 years ago

    thanks, what size plywood did u use?

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    kindbill
    kindbill

    Reply 6 years ago

    3mm plywood sheet

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    kindbill
    kindbill

    Reply 6 years ago

    I will try to ad a couple of pictures of the frame