Hesperian Health Guides
Re-Bar and Woven Plastic Wheel Chair
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Weave back, seat, and footrest with ribbon, local wicker, cane rattan or polyethylene plastic.
Or use thin, lightly stretched strips of car inner tube, or canvas webbing.
For front fork and casters, use factory made casters or make your own.
‘Re-bar’ is steel bar for reinforcing concrete, sold with building construction supplies. Use ½" smooth re-bar.
support cross bars
welded axle nut
sealed bearing hub and fork
slide-out footrest with kick pegs
used bicycle wheel (20" x 1 ¾")
wood wheel (5" x 1 ½") with ‘tire tread’ cut from an old car tire
weld guide tubes
For axle designs see:
This page was updated:19 Jan 2018