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Forum topic by kiwi1969 posted 04-21-2009 03:44 PM 929 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-21-2009 03:44 PM

At an air show in New Zealand this weekend will be a plane that last flew 90 yrs ago. Built in New Zealand from scratch with an original engine. it,s a credit to those that constructed it. Anyone who loves old planes needs to check out this site
For those with their feet firmly on the ground I found this very nice tandem bicycle on cnet The quality is pretty special. A quick google of wooden bicycle brings up some interesting projects. There,s a whole wide world of woodworking out there.

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#1 posted 04-21-2009 04:51 PM

That is pretty cool. Reminds me of the British Mosquito Bomber in WWII. Made mostly of wood, and was one of the most successful fighter/bombers of the war. The bike is pretty cool too. I remember seeing that about a year ago when I was just surfing around. Some woods, pound for pound, stronger then steel or aluminum. You don’t see them much anymore, but I know that there were bike rims made of wood. As we all are aware, wood is an amazing product, it can do a lot of amazing things.

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#2 posted 04-22-2009 12:41 AM

...and don’t forget this supercar sports car made of wood

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#3 posted 04-22-2009 12:53 AM

that’s some unreal woodworking

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