This is a practical toy that every little tot will like immensely. It is just as simple as the automobile but it must be made very much stronger.
Fig. 98. Plans For A Swell Coaster
Get a board, hardwood is the best, 7/8 or 1 inch thick, 5 3/4 inches wide and 14 inches long and saw it out so that one end is 2 1/2 inches wide as shown at A in Fig. 98; bore a hole 1 inch in diameter in the front end and 3/16 inch holes across the back at the places marked with circles.
Next make the rear axle support and for this saw out of a 1 inch thick board a piece 4 inches wide and
7 inches long and saw out of one end of it a piece 2 inches square. Take your brace and bit and bore a 1/4 inch hole through the hangers as shown at B.
Screw this support to the seat across it 1 1/2 inches from the rear end. Brace the support by screwing an angle brace, as shown in the side view C, to it and the seat. This done make the steering handle, and for it you want to use a stick of hardwood 1 inch thick, 2 inches wide and 15 inches long; saw a piece out of one end 1 1/8 inches wide and 2 1/2 inches deep for the axle support for the front wheel; saw the other end down until it is 1 inch wide and 6 inches deep.
Fig. 98E. The Coaster Ready To Ride On
Round off this smaller end for the handle, as shown at D, and bore a 1/2 inch hole close to the end for the handle bar. Slip the rounded end through the hole in the front part of the seat, drive a nail through it just above the seat and glue in a piece of wood 1/2 an inch in diameter and 6 inches long, for the handle bar.
Saw out three wheels each of which is 4 inches in diameter, bore a 1/4 inch hole in the center of each one. Set one of the wheels between the hangers of the steering handle, slip a bolt through them and screw on a nut.
Push a bolt through each of the other wheels and through a hanger of the axle support and screw on a nut, when the coaster is ready to run, as shown at E. A coat of bright paint will make it more attractive but it won't run any better.