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Urban Tree to Bicycle from Spots Unknown on Vimeo.
I just came across this video about Masterworks Wood and Design, a small Northern California woodworking shop that builds beach cruiser bikes made from reclaimed wood. The video has lots of woodworking eye candy, such as bandsawing parts and slopping finish on the bikes. And although there’s not much hand tool use shown in the video, company founder Bill Holloway says they are “trying to keep old world woodworking alive… we use some machinery, but we really like to finish our projects and do as much as we can by hand.”
For bicycling enthusiasts like myself, it looks like something that would be a lot of fun to build. But I wonder how it compares with the splinter bike.
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Very cool. Not as complex, but they look far more comfortable than this http://www.leevalley.com/newsletters/woodworking/2/3/article1.htm
wow very nice bike its unique i wish i can build one for my son.
Very cool, and +1 on the renovobikes.com. I stumbled up that shop in Sausolito a couple weeks ago, and got to see them up close and talk w/ the owner/designer. THOSE are wooden bikes that compete at the highest levels of both road and mountain races - impressive!
As a Green (recycled) folk art furniture artist I was very impressed with these bikes.
That's cool, so are these. http://www.renovobikes.com/
Audi has a beautiful wooden bike, elegant and light; the Audi Duo (not the QUattro, get it?) is shown here: http://www.gizmag.com/audi-duo-wodden-bicycles/18293/
Very cool! I've done a little urban wood reclamation. It's a great feeling to know that a tree that would otherwise go to the fire or the landfill gets made into something unique. And this is particularly unique!
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Fast, fun approach to making a comfortable, casual seat
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