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Project by AkBob posted 1063 days ago 2284 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 1063 days ago

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.

-- brown shoes don't make it...

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Ken90712

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#2 posted 1063 days ago

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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Maveric777

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#3 posted 1063 days ago

Flat out awesome!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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AkBob

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#4 posted 1063 days ago

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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mcoyfrog

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#5 posted 1063 days ago

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 1063 days ago

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

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hairy

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#7 posted 1063 days ago

Quit it! Want some ebony for an oil leak?

-- brown shoes don't make it...

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Bearpie

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#8 posted 1063 days ago

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 1063 days ago

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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HenryH

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#10 posted 1063 days ago

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

-- HenryH - PA

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Roger

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#11 posted 1063 days ago

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. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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William

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#12 posted 1063 days ago

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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grizzman

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#13 posted 1063 days ago

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 1063 days ago

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 1063 days ago

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

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