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Project by Nick_R posted 10-05-2012 02:22 PM 1572 views 3 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife loves to ride her bicycle and watch the Tour De France so I wanted to come up with something that looked like a bike and might have some function. So I had a ton of scrap cedar and pine laying around after building the Morris Chairs and I started screwing around with a circle cutter and my bandsaw and after a few hours it started to take shape.

It was fun, don’t know if I could build an exact duplicate, but the real problem is….

What the heck do I use it for? It is not strong enough for a kid to play on it.. and it is otherwise just a wooden bicycle. I have not finished or painted it yet because I don’t know what the heck to do with it.. The platform is also temporary for the same reason.

Any thoughts?

-- Hope for the best but plan for the worst.





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Raymond Thomas

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#1 posted 10-05-2012 02:28 PM

Plant stand, kids’ book shelf, knick-knack shelf. I am sure there will be other suggestions.

One good thing – the tires can’t go flat. LOL

-- Raymond, Charlotte, NC -------- Demonstrate the difference!

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Surfside

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#2 posted 10-05-2012 02:37 PM

Finish it then it should good for a display! Your wife may really appreciate it displayed around your house.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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Jamie Speirs

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#3 posted 10-05-2012 03:51 PM

Paint it in a stone colour then paint with

yogurt and put it in the garden, it will soon

look great. I would also add Ivy.

Jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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junipercanyon

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#4 posted 10-05-2012 06:43 PM

Jamie: When you say yogurt, do you mean food yogurt?? Just curious what you mean and what the affect is?

-- Juniper Canyon Design

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Jamie Speirs

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#5 posted 10-05-2012 08:11 PM

Juniper, yes normal yogurt

it causes moss to grow.

jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Fishinbo

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#6 posted 10-05-2012 09:26 PM

It is beautiful ! You can just have it displayed at your home! It is an interesting conversation piece!

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luv2learn

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#7 posted 10-05-2012 11:35 PM

Nick, mount a mail box on the fender and set it out at the curb. That will certainly turn some heads :).

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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SawdustTX

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#8 posted 10-06-2012 03:24 AM

I’m thinking a bike shop would love this on display. Especially if you painted it with the store name.

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hunter71

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#9 posted 10-06-2012 10:18 AM

Looks good just sitting there to me.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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majuvla

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#10 posted 10-06-2012 12:05 PM

I see the cat is enjoying

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Nick_R

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#11 posted 10-06-2012 12:40 PM

Thanks for all the comments and ideas… Everyone of then its great. The yogurt one is intriguing! I will let you know if I move forward with that one… I’ll learn some about yogurt painting. :-)

-- Hope for the best but plan for the worst.

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punk

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#12 posted 10-06-2012 01:00 PM

i agree with torqnut plant stand wood be nice

-- Punk in PA

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Bluepine38

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#13 posted 10-06-2012 02:28 PM

Nick, the cat would probably like it place in front of a nice window so it would have a nice perch to watch the
world go by. About the best idea I can come up with is to ask the wife what to do with it, their ideas seem
to be much more important for some reason. Thank you for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 76 yr young apprentice carpenter

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Leonard5

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#14 posted 09-08-2014 11:17 PM

Maybe sell it.

-- Leonard H.

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