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I built this rocker for my Grandaughter for Christmas 2009. The bike itself is 50 inches long. It even has real motorcycle engine sounds.
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#1 posted 11-26-2011 04:16 AM
Very slick looking rocker and going the extra mile with some cool add-ons makes this project that more special for the Grandaughter !! Nice work.
-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans wood shop treasure ! ;-)
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#2 posted 11-26-2011 06:16 AM
Mark, that is very cool. I’m sure she loves it. A full size one could built so she can ride with her granddad.
-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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#3 posted 11-26-2011 03:01 PM
-- Dave in Minnesota - If it ain't broke, improve it!
#4 posted 11-26-2011 08:21 PM
Thanks Everyone. This was a labor of love.
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#5 posted 11-27-2011 01:28 AM
way to go grandad :-)one princess is going to be very happy and you are going to be her hero from now on :-)
thanks for sharing Dennis
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#6 posted 12-01-2011 07:21 PM
Awesome build Mark. My daughter Maddison (also a Maddy) would love something like this. Her grandfather (my dad) has a Harley too. Did you use any plans for this or was it your own design? And what did you use for the light on the front and the engine sounds?
-- Matt - http://breakingboardom.wordpress.com/
#7 posted 12-02-2011 03:27 AM
I bought the plans after seeing them online. There are a few different ones out there. I liked these the best. Heres the link to them. http://www.woodworkersworkshop.com/store/index.php?app=ccp0&ns=prodshow&ref=11_1947 The light is just a regular tap-light. I was going to recess it, but I thought it may be hard to remove it to change batteries so I left it surface mounted. I made a pleather seat and used foam for padding also. The sound came from a stuffed toy. My wife found it at the local Harley dealer. I bought the Harley stickers there too. The mirrors are real. I made them removable because she was only 2 when I gave it to her. I dont know who had the bigger eys on Christmas mornig. Maddy or her Daddy!
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