|Project by crowie||posted 09-14-2014 11:50 AM||1369 views||1 time favorited||4 comments|
Motorbikes for the grandsons that won’t break….
I’ve made 2 motorbikes for the grandsons that won’t break like the plastic & metal ones…
I’ve used the plans that a mate, Tony supplied on his thread from an Aussie woodwork forum….
Made a set of templates [there in the background of the photos], took up Derek’s suggestion of contrasting timbers and hey presto 2 motorbikes….
Tassie Oak for the sides..3/8” thick….
Recycled telegraph poles [eucalyptus] for the body…3/4” thick….
Merbau for the wheels using a profiled wheel cutter…5/8” thick plus spacer washers…..
Took me about 4 hours from start to finish; they need another coat of clear lacquer,about 7” long x 2.5” high.
Thank you Tony for the plan http://www.woodworkforums.com/showthread.php?t=188125
Thank you Derek from the UK for the idea on timber selection….
The grandsons were given them on the weekend as they were staying with us, as there mum, our middle daughter was in hospital for the birth of our 3rd grandson…
The bikes have been a super hit and played with consistently the whole weekend..
-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie