You've got to see this! The Splinter

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Project by cpt_hammer posted 04-03-2008 02:52 PM 5353 views 16 times favorited 45 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A woodworker’s dream. A 600-hp car made out of wood. I found this on Toolmonger website the other day. The scary thing is that they are actually building it!! They have several sponsors and I can’t wait to see the final product. Check out the blog of the construction and the details of the design a Joe Harmon's Website. By the way, it’s name is “The Splinter”

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#1 posted 04-03-2008 03:14 PM

That is rich!

-- He said wood...

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#2 posted 04-03-2008 04:31 PM

That’s something I could get into…......... Just tooo big… LOL

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#3 posted 04-03-2008 04:32 PM

Beautiful! I wonder if it catches fire if you go too fast… :-)

-- Living on the square...

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#4 posted 04-03-2008 04:36 PM

I’ll take one :)

-- Tyler, Illinois

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#5 posted 04-03-2008 06:00 PM

WOW that is awesome.

Thanks for the link.

-- Hope Never fails

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#6 posted 04-03-2008 06:11 PM

Cool, but I think I’ll stick to my TR3. Thanks for the link.

-- Bruce from Central New, if you'll pardon me, I have some sawdust to make.

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#7 posted 04-03-2008 06:14 PM

That’s amazing! Thanks for posting it. I’m not sure I’d want to drive it. I wonder if they’re making a wooden airbag for it, too? :)

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#8 posted 04-03-2008 06:36 PM

Simply amazing. Hope they don’t plan on going 200 mph in it. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#9 posted 04-03-2008 06:51 PM

Very nice ride, not “your Father’s Woody station wagon” ...

-- Scott, Camping the "Compact Way",

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#10 posted 04-03-2008 08:36 PM

All kidding aside: maybe jockmike 2 wouldn’t go 200 in it but remember that a lot of air racers (airplanes) were and some still are made from wood and they fly around 200. Wood is good!! our origonal “green” composite material. This project is awesome. You guys have to got to this site and see some of the photos on flicker too. There’s one photo with a rolling gantry jig/tool/device along the base of the car. Kind of like a CNC router rig but maybe just for measuring and getting it all symetrical and right. ....and then there was the Spruce Goose: if you ever get to Mcminnville, Oregon (s of Portland) ~ ya gotta see this thing!



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#11 posted 04-03-2008 08:43 PM

Looks pretty good. No way that wood can handle 600HP though. It will just leave it a pile of slpinters.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#12 posted 04-03-2008 08:48 PM

I’ve got a case that says it will handle 600 HP. If you don’t believe it check out this
...and it wasn’t really made frome spruce: it was birch and the baby actually flew!


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#13 posted 04-03-2008 09:58 PM

Where did they put the airbags and tweesers?

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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#14 posted 04-03-2008 10:12 PM

you all have no faith in the power of plywood.

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#15 posted 04-03-2008 10:37 PM

you have to be careful… burning rubber could burn something else too.

-- making sawdust....

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