|Some new plywood parts on order. The slots in the parts will carry a Tee-Nut mounted on 2 layers of 4mm ply.|
|This is the right sort of plywood for the trikes, hoop pine which can be steam bent. It is stamped as complying to Australian standards.|
|Not the right stuff! This ply is has hardwood veneers and broke rather than bent |
I have been forced to order new parts for this trike build. As discussed here, the trike is on the road. Unfortunately it is on the road with a borrowed seat! The ply I'd used for the trike didn't bend much, and split or damaged the internal frame when I tried to put it together.
So I have gone back to the drawing board (ok, computer desk) and fixed up some of the issues I discovered when putting the trike together. Some of the new parts are shown in the top sketch. I will be replacing the nuts brazed into tubes with T-nuts mounted on small timber pads. This will mean less work, and fewer tools and parts will be required for assembly.
Will post more as parts arrive.