LumberJocks

wooden bicycle "Leonardo Da Vinci"

  • Advertise with us
Project by irtamos posted 10-21-2012 10:02 AM 4357 views 5 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi,
I’m a teacher in Belgium. In woodworking school BUSO Spectrum Buggenhout we made this year a bicycle with just only 125 wooden pieces … designed by Leonardo Da Vinci.

-- irtamos, Belgium





23 comments so far

View Monte Pittman's profile

Monte Pittman

28112 posts in 2240 days


#1 posted 10-21-2012 10:14 AM

Not only looks great, I love to see young people interested in working with their hands.

Welcome to LJ’s

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

View michelletwo's profile

michelletwo

2708 posts in 2917 days


#2 posted 10-21-2012 10:38 AM

welcome to Lj’s..great first project to share.

View rdwile's profile

rdwile

160 posts in 2013 days


#3 posted 10-21-2012 10:45 AM

This program looks like a very good one for the teenagers and this looks like a very cool project.

Interesting that Leonardo put the drivetrain on the left side and all bikes today have it on the right side. Not sure I could handle the Ardennes or the cobbles at Flanders on this saddle though…:-)

-- Richard D. Wile, http://richard-wile.blogspot.ca/

View HalDougherty's profile

HalDougherty

1820 posts in 3139 days


#4 posted 10-21-2012 12:12 PM

Where’s the video of the bike on a downhill run? Great job on the project.

-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com

View Mark55's profile

Mark55

162 posts in 1965 days


#5 posted 10-21-2012 12:29 PM

I love this. I have to build one. Are there plans available?

-- Mark, Newton, NC. www.routermillwoodworks.weebly.com

View woodzy's profile

woodzy

418 posts in 2581 days


#6 posted 10-21-2012 01:50 PM

Fantastic.

Looks great,

-- Anthony

View whitebeast88's profile

whitebeast88

4128 posts in 2092 days


#7 posted 10-21-2012 02:25 PM

great job.nice to see young people interested in woodworking.thanks for sharing.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

View a1Jim's profile

a1Jim

116900 posts in 3479 days


#8 posted 10-21-2012 02:31 PM

Welcome to LJs
I love this project ,it looks like a project that would get young people really involved.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

View hunter71's profile

hunter71

3113 posts in 3088 days


#9 posted 10-21-2012 02:35 PM

Great job boys. I have mad a few things from old Di Vinci plans but not to this scale.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

View Jim Jakosh's profile

Jim Jakosh

20064 posts in 3007 days


#10 posted 10-21-2012 03:15 PM

BRAVO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
What a great class project, You have some very talented woodworkers there. Great job instructing them to do such a fine piece!!

Hats off you you and your class.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!................................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

View bobasaurus's profile

bobasaurus

3376 posts in 3086 days


#11 posted 10-21-2012 04:24 PM

I really like it. The design looks a little weak on the horizontal piece between the tires, but I guess all the weight is on the back wheel so it may not matter.

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

View Bluepine38's profile

Bluepine38

3379 posts in 2987 days


#12 posted 10-21-2012 04:46 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks. Looks like a nice group of young men with a talent for woodworking. Those
metal rims might get a little noisy on cobblestones, and that leather drive belt with the dowel type cogs is
quite good. It may not ride as smooth as an Achielle, but it is definitely in a class of its own. Thank you for
sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 79 yr young apprentice carpenter

View Mip's profile

Mip

453 posts in 1980 days


#13 posted 10-21-2012 07:54 PM

This project not only teaches the students woodworking, but also wood science. What they learn from this bicycle is what they can apply to other projects. This is cool!

View bonobo's profile

bonobo

297 posts in 1958 days


#14 posted 10-21-2012 11:32 PM

Video please!

-- “The easy confidence with which I know another man's religion is folly teaches me to suspect that my own is also.” ― Mark Twain

View EarlS's profile

EarlS

739 posts in 2250 days


#15 posted 10-21-2012 11:53 PM

Nice bike. Maybe you can Tom Boonen to give it a ride or maybe Sven Nys or the Cannibal? ;)

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

showing 1 through 15 of 23 comments

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com