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    Default Ash's SP1 Motorbike rocker

    This is my first post other than my introduction in the Newbie thread. I thought I would show you guys what I'm up to at the moment.

    It is for my major uni project but also for my youngest daughter. Its a half scale replica of a 2001 Honda SP1. It not quite finished but not far off as it is due next Friday.

    Here are a couple of progress pics.

    cheers,

    Ash

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    Fantastic, job well done,i think shell love it

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    That is sensational. Just love it

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    What Lignum said!!
    That is a serious toy........Love it
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    And my head I'd be a scratchin'
    While my thoughts were busy hatchin'
    If I only had a brain.

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    cheers guys!

    I'm pretty happy with how its coming along. I will keep the progress pics coming.

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    Looking very nice

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    Ash, can you give us a bit of a run down on timbers used and construction. And what is the general length and height. Cant stop looking, i love it.

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    No problem.

    I started with the wheels, they are laminated 185x19 Merbau. Then I built the frame and swingarm followed by the forks, steering clamps and discs and sprocket. They are all Tassie Oak. I then started to build the body parts like the tank, ductail and fairings. They are all Cedar. I'm not 100% sure what type but have been told some type of Canadian Cedar. The headlights are Huon Pine. I couldn't help myself there, thought the Huon would represent the colour of the lights very well.

    The rocker which will begin production tomorrow will be out of Tassie Oak as well. All the parts that haven't been clear coated are oiled. I wanted the fairings to really stand out out. Just like a real bike does.

    I had one of these bikes not long ago and have pictures around the house of me riding it. My daughter recognises that it is me, so I thought she would love an SP1 her self.

    It is half scale. Its a bit big for her at the moment but she'll grow into it before too long.

    I've added a pic of the bike and one of me on mine so you get a better idea.

    Thanks for all your comments guys. Its really appreciated!

    cheers,

    Ash

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    That is impossible. Wow....
    Visit my website at www.myWoodwork.com.au

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    You should e-mail a pic to Honda Australia. I bet they would get a buzz out of it.

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    I'm just waiting until I have it finished and then yes, I'm going to do a few things like that. I use to work for a few Honda dealerships so there's a few people keen to see it. I'm even considering maybe going one step further and maybe doing some different ones, depends what interest I get back. But this one will forever be my daughters.

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    that's really great, how many hrs of sanding there but who cares it's for a little girl who obviously has her dad wrapped around her little finger. great job

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    It would be cool to develop a compound rocker so the user can pretend they are going around corners as well

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    I'm getting close to the 200 hour mark I think. I've been keeping a rough log as I have to do a folio for it but I think I typically under estimate how many hours I spend in the shed.

    But yes your right, many many many hours sanding!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lignum View Post
    It would be cool to develop a compound rocker so the user can pretend they are going around corners as well
    haha, thats a great idea. Would be hilarious to see my 18 month old in her room with her knee scraping the ground

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