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Project by crowie posted 09-02-2016 07:32 AM 605 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another 3 Motorbike from Woodworkingdownunder plans….

I was rather tired after yesterdays visitors BUT it was a good day.

This morning it was hydrotherapy then with a cold wet afternoon I decided to put the new Bosch Heated Jacket to the test; PASSED very well making the afternoons toymaking very pleasant…..

I needed to make a little THANK YOU for a mate so as I having some dressed cypress pine & spotted gum offcuts along with some 3/4’s done merbau wheels, a motorbike it was PLUS I already had the templates for the sides and centre….

I used Tony Slattery’s plans he did a few years back though I didn’t see the old ones on his website Wooden Toy Plans – Discover the joy of making wooden toys. ; maybe he’s replaced it with the new “bat-bike” plan….

I made a modification to Tony’s original plan in that I added two 1/4” dowels through the centre of the bike for easy of holding it together….

You can see the dowel in the photos; plus I used 5/16” dowel for the wheel axles to ensure it was little boy or girl proof….

The sides are the Cypress Pine; the centre/body is the Spotted Gum
and the wheels are Merbau with Tassie Oak dowels…..

The whole bike is approx 8” long and 3” high with 3-4 coats of Gloss Clear

Anyways ladies & gents, a fun little project only taking a couple of hours in the shed plus the wheel making…

Then 3 is better than 1 and I do have my youngest grandson’s 2nd birthday coming up next month.

So one as a gift for a mate, one to a lady at the local Neighbourhood Centre who is in charge of us volunteers and one for the grandson….all done!!

Cheers, crowie

Oh, I nearly forgot to mention the plans are free….
http://www.wooden-toy-plans.com/wooden-toy-motorcycle.html

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie





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robscastle

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#1 posted 09-02-2016 08:20 AM

Again nice work there.

BTW did you win the jacket as a result in entering “The Sandpaper Man”s current contest?

Better post a review when you get a moment.

-- Regards Robert

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Bob Collins

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#2 posted 09-02-2016 08:45 AM

Looks like a fun project Crowie and will make great gifts. Well done.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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BobWemm

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#3 posted 09-02-2016 09:10 AM

LOOKING GOOD mATE.

bOB

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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ralbuck

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#4 posted 09-02-2016 03:28 PM

Great little toy.

I will do some of a somewhat similar “ralbuck” design.

-- just rjR

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GR8HUNTER

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#5 posted 09-02-2016 03:41 PM

very good and very nice toys for kids to play with …......and they make a great gifts ….....GREAT JOB

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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crowie

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#6 posted 09-02-2016 10:11 PM



Again nice work there.

BTW did you win the jacket as a result in entering “The Sandpaper Man”s current contest?

Better post a review when you get a moment.

- robscastle

No luck there for me, mine was purchased through a friend who owns a tool shop…..

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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Cliff

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#7 posted 09-02-2016 10:46 PM

Very nice work Peter. Great Project!!!!!!!

Regards,

Cliff.

-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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majuvla

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#8 posted 09-03-2016 11:07 AM

Nice bikes. Smurfs – my favourite toys and cartoon.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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crowie

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#9 posted 09-03-2016 11:36 AM

Thank you one and all for the encouragement….

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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Dutchy

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#10 posted 09-03-2016 05:49 PM

GREAT! I love this little toys.

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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JPJ

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#11 posted 09-07-2016 03:00 AM

Nice job!

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