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Project by MNBsr posted 06-14-2013 03:15 AM 3087 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Wooden Motorcycle – I did not make this! I saw this wooden motorcycle in the front office of the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum east of Birmingham AL, yesterday and asked the lady could I display it on this wood page. I asked her who made it so I could give him credit but she only knew it was a “Street Vendor” I say he did an outstanding job. It appears to be made out of pine. The third picture is a reproduction of a 1885 Maybach Eaimler Reitwagen, wood frame motorcycle made in Germany. The Museum has over 1200 Vintage and Modern motorcycle and cars and if you are ever in the vicinity of the Birmingham Track it would be well worth your time for a visit. I took me just over 2 hours, but you could spend all day. For more info see:
http://www.barbermuseum.org/

-- Malcolm, Mobile Alabama





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rrdesigns

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#1 posted 06-14-2013 02:04 PM

The manager of the Woodcraft store where I work made a miniature version of this. The intricate parts are pretty cool to look at. He said it took him forever to create.

-- Beth, Oklahoma, Rambling Road Designs

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Sanding2day

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#2 posted 06-14-2013 02:09 PM

Quite impressive! Thanks for sharing…

-- Dan

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stefang

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#3 posted 06-14-2013 04:39 PM

Nice work on the pine motorcycle and the German one was very interesting too. Thanks for posting.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Blackie_

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#4 posted 06-14-2013 08:49 PM

Very nice Malcolm,

Here’s one that’s actually functional.

Here is the link to the actual location

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=617051884996471&set=a.387592201275775.93016.387277004640628&type=1&theater

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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hunter71

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#5 posted 06-16-2013 11:51 AM

I have had a M/C build on my TO DO list for a long time.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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toyguy

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#6 posted 06-16-2013 12:49 PM

That is one impressive motor cycle build. Not an easy thing to make. I know I have tried a couple, and none worth posting here….maybe one day. Sure glad you took the time to post this….And Thanks for the inspiration.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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Tim

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#7 posted 06-19-2013 01:07 PM

Where is HorizontalMike when you need him? Thanks for posting now I have an idea for my next project. (Im not that good lol)

-- No tree was harmed in the making of this project...... wait a minute, yes there was, uh oh

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helluvawreck

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#8 posted 06-19-2013 01:11 PM

It really looks like a nice fun place to visit and that motorcycle is a beautiful piece of work.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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htl

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#9 posted 12-31-2016 02:14 AM

If your into bikes there isn’t to many places cooler than Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum.
Three of my first bikes from the 1960’s are on displace here, not my bikes of course, and a hundred I had always wished I had owned. lol.

-- Learn More About Making Wooden Models. An Index Of My Model making Blogs. http://lumberjocks.com/htl/blog/116729

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