A thank you for a generous friend Dick Byrd in Ohio, USA.

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Project by crowie posted 09-28-2019 07:16 AM 1501 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A thank you for a generous friend Dick Byrd in Ohio, USA.

All recycled timber to honour recycle1943…

Wooden toy quad bike or ATV is made from recycled Spotted Gum, body [my builder friend gave me an old hardwood bearer which I cleaned up in my thicknesser],
Australian Red Cedar, sides [a friend gave me some offcuts of very old architraves out of the turn of the century home in Bathurst]
and Beech, wheels [thank you to another friend, Chief Tiff].

With two coats of homemade Wipe-On-Poly mixture [30% Tung Oil, 40% Clear Satin Polyurethane, 30% Turps].

The pattern is based on the free plan from Tony on his website..

Wooden Toy Motorcycle Project Plans free print ready PDF download

Cheers, crowie

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#1 posted 09-28-2019 08:28 AM

Very nice! I’m sure Dick will love it.

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#2 posted 09-28-2019 08:43 AM

Very cute cars!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 09-28-2019 10:27 AM

Peter – Thank You, that will be displayed with other items I have recieved from around the world
Recycled makes it even sweeter

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#4 posted 09-28-2019 04:45 PM

Neat toy.
Neat gift.

POSGTAGE had to have been a BEAR!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#5 posted 09-28-2019 09:48 PM

Great job and looks like it would be fun to build.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#6 posted 09-28-2019 10:55 PM

Nice one Crowie, and Dick definitely deserves it. Hes a Top guy that helps a lot of people around here including myself on more than one occasion. He is a very generous man.
Very nice.

-- There is no hope for any of us if we keep apologizing for telling the truth.

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#7 posted 09-28-2019 11:22 PM

Way cute!!!
I can hear it going BEEP! BEEP!

-- An Index Of My Model making Blogs

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#8 posted 09-28-2019 11:40 PM

The generosity on LumberJocks is heart warming.
One needs to keep it going, even at times just “paying it forward”.
The world in general, is too much about me and what I can get for myself.
The folk here have definitely not followed that selfish philosophy and I absolutely appreciate that in spades, thank you.

The website for the free plan by another LJ’s member Tony

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#9 posted 09-29-2019 03:19 AM

Another great job. Are you working 24/7 to churn out all these great toys?

-- Don't tell me it can't be done.

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#10 posted 10-01-2019 12:24 AM

Nice tribute Crowie!
I agree also with your life style comments,
Just spent a month with no 1 son and grand kids they were very appreciative of the mixed bag of help, taking kids to school walking the dog, fixing stuff, helping with his 2nd job electric bikes doing deliveries builds etc.

Had to come home as Smiths needed more work done.
Next I will be off the Dyraaba to help Anthm27 with his pump issue.

Retired life is so boring!!

-- Regards Rob

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#11 posted 10-02-2019 04:17 AM

Very nice Peter.


-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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#12 posted 10-15-2019 06:45 AM

Correction on the timber in the body of the quad bike!

I just had my builder friend Ray drop in on his way home for a cuppa and chat.

I mentioned the timber question I’d asked about the old hardwood beam.

Well Ray did a close inspection along with smell test of the piece I’d cleaned up, with the resolution “IT’S TALLOWWOOD”

Ironwood Australia – Technical Specifications – Tallowwood

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#13 posted 10-27-2019 12:36 AM

Nice work mate.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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