For this project, I knew I wanted to find a way to use CAD in wood working. The idea for a Foldable Bike Ramp had always been in the back of my mind, and being able to whip up virtual, 3D models without having to waste materials was intriguing, so I did it!
The ramp is extremely sturdy, extremely easy to assemble, and folds to LESS THAN 1" thick! I have jumped this ramp over 100 times and it is still working perfectly. It can also be used as a computer stand. I loved combining 3D design and woodworking, and will definitely be doing it more! Check out the build plans below to make your own!
Check out my website, https://www.mattiatbutera.com for a VIDEO and more in-depth explanation, or my Instagram https://www.instagram.com/mtb_3d/ for more projects!
Directions (follow along with pictures above):
Print out Foldable Ramp Template 1 and Foldable Ramp Template 2Using tape or spray adhesive, temporarily bond the templates to 1/2" wood3D print the Jigsaw 14 degree guide, and use it to set your jigsaw to a 14° angleONLY the LONGEST side of the triangle should be cut with a 14° angle pointed outwards from the template. In other words, you want the template side of the piece having the smaller surface areaCut the longest sides according to step 4, and cut the rest of the sides with the blade of the jigsaw completely vertical (no angle)Sand the joint spot so you get a snug/tight fitPut the 2 "legs" together, with the 2ND LONGEST side of the triangles (aka non-14° angle sides) facing down on the wood and trace the profileRoute out the tracings with a router using a 1/4" shank bitTest the fit and sand or route accordinglyUsing the jigsaw, cut out a rectangle around the area you just routedSand any areas that might need it, but I would not sand the surface of the ramp, as you want as much grip as possible therePiece it together and send it!