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john lewman

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Here are a couple of quick shots of the final prototype. I will have a multi-colored wood grain model and a painted model to show in a couple of days. This was a peach to build and it is truly quick and easy. All of it is made from cheap framing lumber-1x10's qne 2x12's at 3/4" x 9-1/2" and -1/2" x 11-1/2" actual thickness and width dims. The center core is two 2x12' glued together on edge. The rails are dowel-pinned to the cross beam with 1/2" hardwood dowels in four places. The rails are 38 long and are 16" apart for extra stability.

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That should work great John
From there it will be easy for the individual builder to customize it to their own taste.
make a Harley or Indian or even a Vincent from that basic design.

It would also look good in miniature on a doll house porch   ha ha
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Love the design.. I have made many Rocking Horses, This would be a nice change and looks great to boot.
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Thanks John, I build Hot Rods and Harleys for a living, so I have access to mills and lathes and other stuff. Wood working is my hobby, and I've gathered up a fair amount of tools for that too. I just combined the two, and shrunk down one of my bikes. I love your rocker, I probably would have built that if it was available then. There is some impressive talent on this sight, I'm really excited to be here. I've picked up quite a few of your plans over the years, but some how missed the community forum. I guess I'm just not the sharpest tool in the shed. 😉
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Nice proto John looks great.[thumb]
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These are shots of the final prototypes. The design has been kept as simple as possible. The concept was to create a "toy" rocking motorcycle, not a precise model of a certain brand of motorcycle. It is also designed to be quickly made using common materials. A jig saw or saber saw is ideal for cutting out the larger parts.
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count me in
love it


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