Motorcycle Rocker

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Project by JohnnyRob posted 12-30-2012 09:33 PM 2053 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I started looking for plans to build a Motorcycle Rocker in November. I knew I wanted to build one of my 18 month old grandson. After several weeks of searching, I found a set at

I received the plans at the end of November. The plans were full size and easy to read. I made a lumber list and headed to Home Depot.

My workshop has been used for storage the past couple years, so I had to clean it out.

I cut the lumber into the sizes in the parts list. Then started shaping each piece. Next I painted the parts. I then glued the parts together.

Cherrytree Toys sell a parts kit that has the turned pieces needed to complete the motorcycle. Since I have a lathe, I made an attempt to turn the parts myself. I’ve used metal lathes most of my life, but dont’ have a lot of experience on a wood lathe. After scrapping a couple pieces, i finished the lathe work. These pieces put the finishing touch on the motorcycle.

My son asked if I could build more, seems some of his friends want one too. I wouldn’t mind building a full size version to match my real bike.

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#1 posted 12-30-2012 09:52 PM

Love this , there’s nothing more fun than making things for the grand kids.this way cool,super build.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#2 posted 12-30-2012 11:19 PM

home depot is great, but Ifind lowes has better quality. Someday I’ll order lumber by bulk from the mill. In any case, I love the bike! adding to my favorites for sure.

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#3 posted 12-30-2012 11:21 PM

Wow! thats the best tread pattern on a bike tyre I have seen for ages, looks like you could ride up a telegraph pole with them !!

Good work, and hope you make some more, no use cleaning out the workshop for just one job !!

-- Regards Rob

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#4 posted 12-30-2012 11:33 PM

My Grandson would like that a lot. He’s actually named after a motorcycle (Cadiem = KTM). Didn’t make Grandma very happy!

-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.

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#5 posted 12-30-2012 11:57 PM

Boy! we never had toys like that when I was a kid … I’ll bet he has more fun ridin’ it than Grandpa had makin’ it.
And look at the last picture, he’s already giving the girls a ride.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#6 posted 12-31-2012 02:40 AM

Turned out very nice, it shows you took your time

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#7 posted 12-31-2012 06:24 AM

This is so cute. What a lucky grandson you have.

-- Janiece

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