|Project by JohnnyRob||posted 12-30-2012 09:33 PM||1680 views||2 times favorited||7 comments|
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 www.cherrytreetoys.com.
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.