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Half Scale Wooden Motorcycle

$1,500 obo by Sawdust Factory in Leesville, Dec 02
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Half Scale Wooden Motorcycle in DeRidder
Half Scale Wooden Motorcycle in DeRidder
Half Scale Wooden Motorcycle in DeRidder
Half Scale Wooden Motorcycle in DeRidder
Half Scale Wooden Motorcycle in DeRidder
Half Scale Wooden Motorcycle in DeRidder

This is the Palletage Woodtail Classic (PLWTC). It is a half scale model made entirely from pallet materials. The only metal part of this model is the key, which is fashioned from a pallet nail. All the hand, thumb, and foot controls work, the carburetor fast idle lever works, the fuel petcock works, the saddlebags open and are removable without tools, the oil dipstick reads full, the ignition switch turns, ignition switch cap opens, and the key turns within the ignition switch. The model weighs 45 pounds, is 48 inches in overall length and 30 inches overall height. The model represents all the major components with many details, but most of the uglies such as the convoluted mounting brackets found on actual motorcycles were omitted. I have the model hanging from my ceiling on a cable, making it easy to swing it around to view the other side every so often. The buyer can have the suspension system with the model. It also comes with its own shop manual, which is a little brochure I made primarily to show how to change the rubber bands that provide spring tension for some of the moving parts. I can also include a disk of photos I took of each component during construction if you would be interested in that.

I worked on this model for six months, borrowing dimensions and proportions from my actual motorcycle, and using my printer to correctly size some diagrams from the factory manual. I’m going to make another one of these. If you would like me to replicate a particular motorcycle, it would be most helpful to have its factory manual, and to have that motorcycle in my garage for a few months, maybe during the winter. Most of my art is based on observation – I can only include the details that I can see and notice.

Please stop in to see this thing, and share pictures with anyone who would get a kick out of it. Please contact me if you would like to display this model at your business.

If you can imagine it, I can make it for you out of wood.

Thomas Graham
337 353-4362
1454 Hwy 117
Leesville, LA 71446
thomasagraham2002@Yahoo.com

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