Rocking motorcycle

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Project by pastahill posted 04-02-2011 03:07 PM 19674 views 28 times favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello, this is a Rockin Motorcycle, that i made for my son Liam as a christmaspresent. I need about 1 month to build. The wood is mostly beech and german oak, only the frame is, i think, pine. I had no plans, just a few rough sketches what i made and the rest was designed at the building process. For the couler i used waterbased stain and a few coats of clear acrylic.

-- If anybody find spelling mistakes, can keep them!

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#1 posted 04-02-2011 03:11 PM

Nice job!! Your son looks like he is going to be an “Easy Rider” ;-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#2 posted 04-02-2011 03:19 PM

Very nice! I bet it is hard to get him off of it!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#3 posted 04-02-2011 03:24 PM

I want one. That’s awesome.

-- -Todd

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#4 posted 04-02-2011 03:34 PM

That is so cool, very nice work

-- Dan Hux,,,,Raleigh, NC

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#5 posted 04-02-2011 04:27 PM

Very cool. I wish I had one of these when I was a kid.
How did you do the rims? Did you use a CNC machine?

-- I'm a Fungi --

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#6 posted 04-02-2011 04:30 PM

That thing is awesome

-- Hold on! Let me get the board stretcher!

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#7 posted 04-02-2011 04:32 PM

WOW! That is really sweet! Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- Dennis Zongker

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#8 posted 04-02-2011 04:54 PM

Very cool. I should make one for my son. But I think I would need to have the real thing first so that I could get my proportions right and scale it down – But somehow I don’t think I can convince the wifey to do it that way.

Great job with the detailing and proportions – looks great. Does the fork/handlebars turn, too? I’m as curious as Cranesgonewild… did you do the wheels/tires?

-- -Jay Hartman - Morrisville, PA

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#9 posted 04-02-2011 05:19 PM

Your son is very lucky to have a dad that rocks.

-- Niccolo Jose; Filipino Artist,

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#10 posted 04-02-2011 05:25 PM

Thats great! Nice job on the detail and color.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#11 posted 04-02-2011 05:27 PM

That is one awesome toy! My boy was sitting on my harley yesterday and cried when I took him off. Looks like one of those is in his future. Very nice detail on your chopper.

-- I haven't had this much fun since hogs ate my little brother.

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#12 posted 04-02-2011 05:47 PM

Very cool design and fabrication! The only problem I can see here is that when he graduates from high school he’ll expect the real thing as his graduation present!

Really nice job!

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#13 posted 04-02-2011 06:23 PM

Way better looking than the Ugly Egli, but from the look on your sons face he probably thinks it will leave
anything way back in the dust. Very beautiful bike for a very wonderful son. Please, could you tell us how
you made the wheels? I have seen similar aluminum motorcycle wheels turned from an aluminum block on
a CNN machine and these are fantastic. Thank you for sharing, the more I look at the bike, the more I
am amazed by the details.

-- As ever, Gus-the 79 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#14 posted 04-02-2011 06:47 PM

Hello to all!
Yes the handlebars do turn. The Wheels are made from 3 layers of wood. The rear tire has a middle part made from 19 mm beech and 2 rings with 40 mm beech. The front has 3 layers 19 mm beech. The only machine i used at this project was a routerand a sander, the rest was all done by hand. I just looked at pictures from the internet and made a rough 1 to 1 sketch, all other details wher made at the building process.

-- If anybody find spelling mistakes, can keep them!

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#15 posted 04-02-2011 07:18 PM

Guten tag, Pasta hill.

Excellent looking bike and a really cute biker! You’ll have to get him enrolled in our club, the Southern Cruisers Riding Club around 12 years from now. We have chapters in your neck of the world I believe, and if not, we will by the time he’s ready for the real thing.

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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