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Project by AkBob posted 08-11-2011 07:07 PM 2811 views 1 time favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had decided to expand my wood working horizons by trying something new. I started this project before the bench, but was ordered to complete said bench prior to my visiting in-laws. Once the in-laws gave there sober nod of approval on the bench, my Sweet Pickle Princess gave me a temporary hall pass to proceed with the bike. Many days later and and I am the proud owner of a wooden motorcycle ;)

...follow me on a journey to travel 7,500 miles on foot http://theappalachiantrail.blogspot.com/

ps this was made from recycled oak, Ikea shelving and some mail ordered padauk/walnut





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hairy

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#1 posted 08-11-2011 07:16 PM

Wow! Amazing detail. How big is it?

My little brother did the Appalachian Trail a few years back. He started in Georgia on his 40th birthday. He’s an experienced hiker, took him about 6 months. He looked really whooped when he got back home.

-- stay thirsty my friends...

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Ken90712

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#2 posted 08-11-2011 07:17 PM

Wow those are some mad skills you have! All the boys here at work loved this one. 1/2 of them ride Hogs and us other 1/2 ride crotch rockets. But still like looking at them.

Well done~!!!!!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 08-11-2011 07:25 PM

Flat out awesome!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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AkBob

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#4 posted 08-11-2011 07:49 PM

ROFL – Yep Grizz, you’d think a guy that takes pictures for a living would understand the concept of perspective. Sorry. It is 11 inches long and 7” to the top of the mirrors.

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#5 posted 08-11-2011 08:19 PM

Sweet dude, can’t wait to get me another bike…

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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AkBob

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#6 posted 08-11-2011 08:35 PM

added image of drive belt detail below (center of picture)

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hairy

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#7 posted 08-11-2011 08:48 PM

Quit it! Want some ebony for an oil leak?

-- stay thirsty my friends...

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Bearpie

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#8 posted 08-11-2011 09:41 PM

Had to laugh at hairy’s comment! This is an awesomely detailed project. The belt detail isn’t even necessary but since it is there, does the motor rumble? Where’s the picture of the eye patch? Oh, you are waiting for another piece of Ebony?

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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Jim Jakosh

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#9 posted 08-11-2011 10:16 PM

Very nice and so detailed. That will be a keeper forever!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#10 posted 08-11-2011 10:31 PM

remarkable detail. How many hours do you have in it?

-- HenryH - PA

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Roger

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#11 posted 08-11-2011 11:37 PM

very kool. Hairy: that’s funny, but, you know, that’s not a leak, those bikes “mark their spot” :) I know, I had one lol

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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William

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#12 posted 08-11-2011 11:57 PM

I wanna know how many hours you have in it too.
That looks awesome. I have built some large motorcycles. I have thought about doing the miniature thing. Then I look at my fat fingers and decide, nah!

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/

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#13 posted 08-12-2011 12:05 AM

wow bob, that is soooooo amazing…to bad there isnt a motor bike contest…you would be driving circles around my bird house…...yes sir you sure would be…...fantastic….grizz

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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AkBob

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#14 posted 08-12-2011 05:08 AM

Thanks for all the compliments Jockers!

Couldn’t say exactly how long it took me as I would pop in and out of the shop on my spare time and cut a part or two. If I had to guess I’d say 100 hrs? Like I said though that’s a real rough guess.

Hairy – your killin me – rofl

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Slinky

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#15 posted 08-12-2011 05:27 AM

Simply amazing! Great use of variety of wood and excellent detail.

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