[SSL] Sanding Saves Lives
How can I join this? - Bike Coursework/project
I am currently making a children's balance/walk bike for my final project. It is made from wood and steel. The front frame is made from five 12mm CNC routed plywood parts which have been glued together and sanded to shape. It is then connected to two solid wood cylinders at the bottom at top which holds the seat post. Connected to the seat post cylinders is a steel frame.
My problem is how I can create a strong enough joint for the top cylinder shown in the images. The bottom cylinder connects with glue and screws which should be strong enough to take the weight and pressure from a young child. The top doesn't have any obvious points for screws and glue its self is not enough. What can I do?
I've thought about a knock-down fitting but because of the curved edges, it would be very difficult to do cleanly.
- The joint is wood to wood (thick plywood).
- The seat post cylinder is 90mm in diameter and roughly 50mm in height.
- The front frame is 40mm in height and 60mm in length (five 12mm plywood pieces glued together to create a solid piece).
Any feedback would be very helpful, I am avoiding changing much of the design as I have already started building and have deadlines. Please reply if you have any ideas as soon as possible.
Thanks a lot,