A Ferrari V12 Engine, Immortalized in Wood
An eBay seller in Sydney, Australia is selling this handcarved wooden Ferrari 365GTB V12 engine replica, carved to approximate 1:1 scale. It’s fantastically detailed and weighs 25kg.
““Ferrari v12 365gtb/4 wooden daytona motor ,full size , made out of rare woods ,only 12 made by bill dietz in moss landing california ,these engines were made over a 3 year period ,using photos and a actual daytona engine , the motor weighs 50 lbs it took over 400 houres per motor to build ,each is serial numberd hidden in the block ,the block is made of phillippine mahogany ,the pressure plate and pulleys of wenge ,the carbuetors are teak with maple velocity stacks and the oil filters are made from padauk ,the starter and twin distributor caps are walnut while the distributor itself,as well as the cam end covers ,are made from honduras mahogany ,all the screws ,bolts ,and studs are birch and the waster pump and inlet are made from hawaiin koa ,the oil filter base is walnut ,he springs and coils are nautural wood caning and other bits are made from oak.”” link
Made by TIVI, this original handbag has wooden panels constructed in Sweden and formed from birch and zebra or ebony veneers depending on the purse. You can buy for $280 at link
Wooden USB sticks
Wooden USB sticks from Dutch designers Guido Ooms and Karin van Lieshout. link
Real Wood Block Docking Station
The cedar docking station hides the iPod dock within the cedar block, turning your otherwise modern computer station into a more outdoor-friendly spot. The cedar docking station sells for $78, and there are also wooden USB sticks for those who want to continue the theme. link
EcoBook – Notebook Made from Bamboo
We’ve seen plastic, leather and even fur, but nothing prepared us for the world’s first bamboo laptop. Ecobook case is covered in bamboo, which I suppose is a statement, but the real show is inside. All of the plastic in it is labeled and recyclable; it is lined with cardboard; there are no paints, sprays or even electroplating used on its components. Asus Bamboo Ecobook Computer looks like it is designed to be easily taken apart for self-service and easy upgrading of components, usually the downfall of notebooks. link
Camera Carved Out of a Block of Wood
There are a lot of camera out there, but this one’s different, an Olympus prototype of a 3D camera made of Japanese cypress wood. Not much info is available about the camera except that it uses a microscope lens. The cypress wood is some of the most desirable in Japan and is used to build Shinto temples. It is renowned for its beauty, quality and durability, which would make it last longer than a plastic-cased camera.link
Spanish student Amaya Cárcamo, at Madrid’s University of fashion design was victorious with his wooden underwear design in an online competition mustered by brand, Triumph.
The winning design, called “Wood Sensation” became a favourite amongst internet users that picked him from the final 27 winning designs, created in University’s around the world, which will take part at the Triumph Inspiration Award 2010 final to be held in London on September 16th. link
Handmade Wooden Car
The Tryane II car is the creation of Mr. Friend Wood who spent almost 2,000 hours of work on it. The car weighs 900 pounds (408 kg) is capable of hitting a top speed of 100mph (160 km/h).
“I measured the 2CV components before making some 1/5th scale drawings of the proposed car. I then carved a similar scale body model to check the drawings. Once satisfied I drew out the lines full size on two sheets of hardboard. From these lines I constructed a male mould made from chipboard formers and softwood laths to the shape of the body shell. On to this mould I stapled and glued three layers of l.5mm mahogany veneers, This process took over 600 hours and 20,000 staples, all of which were pulled out when the glue was dry.” link
Wood Paneled Playstation
This PS3 Mod began with a wood veneer and a brass trim. After locating pins were apparent, some items such as and old radio valve, a pipe valve, a pressure gauge, assorted brass plumbing parts and some additional trim were added for an additional design. Once attached, the finish was aged with some additional coats of varnish .link
A classic Italian Vespa scooter has been given an exotic and astonishing makeover at the hands of Carlos Alberto.
Using old-world craftsmanship and woodworking techniques, Alberto created this stunning, wooden-bodied Vespa scooter. The level of detail on the scooter is simply mind boggling. A beautiful design made even better by adding exquisite materials. link