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Wooden Vespa Answered

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Vespas are pretty damn cool, but remake one entirely in wood? That's just amazing.

What to do with a wooden Vespa? Ride it right along with a wooden motorcycle.

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AdHd (author)2009-02-07

So, where's the instructions? How can I make one? Isn't this "instructables"?

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scootchpooch (author)2009-01-28

What about termites? Their not your usual road hazzard!

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DrWeird117 (author)2009-01-25

Now, who said Vespas were cool at all, let alone "pretty damn".

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DrWeird117 (author)NachoMahma2009-01-26

You have o-fish-ally crossed the line.

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Lithium Rain (author)DrWeird1172009-01-26

What're you gonna do about it, tough guy?

And why does it bug you to get free information handed to you on a platter? Certain memberslove it when people do that.

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KentsOkay (author)2009-01-23

Man that's awesome... Vespas are like the only scooters I'd ever ride...

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skunkbait (author)KentsOkay2009-01-23

Never say never. Scooters ARE embarassing, but I'm mostly out for fun. Even though I'm a fan of serious bikes, most scooters I've tried were fun. I took one waaay out bush in Australia, and had a fairly major crash while trying to get out of a crock-infested (at least I think they were crocks) swamp. Good times!

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skunkbait (author)2009-01-23

That is truly awesome. The first motorcycle (Gottlieb Daimler) was wooden. Most modern attempts at a wood-bikes are kinda pitiful. But that is genuinely classy. I'd definitely ride it.

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Kiteman (author)2009-01-19

Overheard comment by the artist; I spent ages making this blasted thing, but when it was finished it wooden go!

Kiteman throws pennies under the feet of passing children and disappears in the confusion.

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PKM (author)Kiteman2009-01-20

Is that your equivalent of the ninja smoke bomb technique?

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Kiteman (author)PKM2009-01-20

It's much better - people trip over small children that are scrambling for coins.

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Labot2001 (author)2009-01-20

It hasn't been a while since I've done this, but this one deserves it!

Dear Santa,

But seriously, that is a fine piece of machinery right there. Absolutely beautiful.

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Goodhart (author)2009-01-20

put an internal combustion engine in it and create your own hot seat :-) Very well crafted though...

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PKM (author)2009-01-20

Holy crap I think I'm in love. I've loved wooden stuff made with this stripy laminating technique for ever (since seeing an electric guitar built in the same style for an A-level tech project) and have a soft spot for Vespas despite not being much of a scooter head, so the combination is just... (tongue hangs out). Somebody make an electric one and I will physically throw money at the maker for a chance to buy it.

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whatsisface (author)2009-01-19

WOW. That is awesome, seriously, thats one of the coolest vespas i've ever seen. And I've seen mine.

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gmoon (author)whatsisface2009-01-19

That's very nice... (the wooden one is cool, too.)

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Clayton H. (author)gmoon2009-01-19

that's verrrry nice! (RcPowers Joke)

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Goodhart (author)whatsisface2009-01-19

Ah, it is good to know modesty still exists LOL

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Sandisk1duo (author)2009-01-19

Very nice, but the motor isn't made of wood! gah!

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NachoMahma (author)2009-01-19

. I thought it was a pretty neat piece of sculpture, but the thing actually has a motor and runs. Most excellent.

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