Building wooden bikes
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.