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What do you get a one year old for his birthday? A motorcycle, of course! I built this rocking motorcycle for my nephew’s 1st birthday. I probably had as much fun building it as he does riding it.
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#1 posted 07-19-2012 04:43 AM
That is absolutely AWESOME!!!
Did you make this from some plans or is this your own creation? If it’s your design can I buy a set of plans from you? I definitely want to make this for my son.
-- Eric Schwartz (Versailles, KY), Bliss is teaching your son to use a tool.
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#2 posted 07-19-2012 04:53 AM
I want it!!
-- Ride hard or go home~
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#3 posted 07-19-2012 06:56 AM
That’s very cool. I like it. Thanks for sharing!
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#4 posted 07-19-2012 08:56 AM
Now that is cool, love it!!!! As I’m sure he did as well.
-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"
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#5 posted 07-19-2012 11:29 AM
Now, I wish I have a bike like that.Awsome.
-- I'll be a woodworker when I grow up. HHHOPKS
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#6 posted 07-19-2012 01:49 PM
Heck yes! Thats sweet!
-- Ethan, CT: Check out my Small Business at http://www.spudwoodworks.com & also follow me on twitter https://twitter.com/Ethan_Woodworks
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#7 posted 07-19-2012 05:25 PM
Where were you when I was a kid ! I like it. I also like the cabinet behind it in the second pix. Handsome.
-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""
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#8 posted 07-19-2012 09:22 PM
Very creative birthday gift idea. I have no doubt he enjoys it.
-- Ben from IL
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#9 posted 07-20-2012 02:50 AM
good looking bike….......made one for my nephew few years back .got 2 started in the shop now, grandson will be 1 in nov
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#10 posted 07-20-2012 11:03 AM
Looks amazing, great job. Plans?
-- ericandcandi in Louisiana- Home of the "LSU Tigers"
#11 posted 07-21-2012 02:45 AM
Thank you all for the great comments. I did not have any plans for this project. I started out by drawing the motorcycle on a piece of poster board. Once I got the design and size i wanted, I started building. The frame and rear wheel were made from 2×12 pine boards planed down to 1 1/4” thickness. I had to widen the 2×12 board for the frame a couple of inches for the neck on the frame.. The front wheel was made from 1×12 planed down a bit. The bike turned out to be 36” long, so I made the rocker base 38” long and 15” wide using 2×6 pine boards planed down to 1 1/4” thickness. I believe the Rear wheel is 9.75” and front wheel is 10.25”.
I’m actually starting to build another one now with some slight modifications for my son. This time I am making templates for all the parts.
If you would like more info please just drop me a line I would be glad to help or send more photos!
#12 posted 07-21-2012 02:51 AM
I can’t take credit for the TV cabinet….it’s made by Hooker furniture. 44” console – Brookhaven collection.
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#13 posted 07-22-2012 05:54 PM
Nice piece. How many horsepower? LOL!
-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher
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#14 posted 09-03-2012 02:00 AM
I need to make one of these for my nephew. Any more pics for it?
-- God is good..All the time
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#15 posted 02-17-2013 11:06 PM
With doing such a great job on the first one, it’s any wonder you don’t have a request list as long as your arm…..well done. Cheers, crowie
-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie
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