Hoopy Wooden Bicycle

>>> Hoopy Wooden Bicycle

From our friends over at WoodenWidget:

It’s not a boat (make sure and check out their dinghy plans while you’re there – it was my first boat build), but looks like a lot of fun.

Wonder about using a CNC to cut that frame… I’ll have to ask 🙂

The Hoopy wooden bicycle. It might look complicated to make but the frame can be marked, cut out and glued ready for varnish in just two days. The box section frame is immensely strong yet only weighs 3 kilos.

The Hoopy is a ‘one size fits all’ bicycle but the seat can be raised or lowered during the build if required. It can carry two with ease and will make you friends wherever you go. It’s also great to ride. Surprisingly fast and very comfy.

Most of the parts needed to build a Hoopy are easily available secondhand or can be salvaged from old bikes.

Steel Goliath Build Log

>>> Steel Goliath Build Log

Glen-L has a ton of plans and great resources for the home builder. Their community of builders is a resourceful bunch and posts are worth reading.

"Aero_dan" is an active farmer who is building a Hankinson Goliath (in steel) in his barn. His blog is frequently updated with his latest endeavors.

I really liked the idea of using pipes for chines and having them double as a keel cooler.

Foldak – 12 foot folding canoe

>>> Foldak – 12 foot folding canoe

Wooden Widget has added the Foldak, a 12 foot folding canoe.

The Foldak is an easy to build 12 foot folding canoe. Like the Fliptail it consists of a central keel, drop down floors, four hoops and a reinforced PVC skin. It unfolds in less than a minute and all the pieces needed to assemble it are always attached so you won’t arrive at the water’s edge missing a vital piece. It is stable, tracks well yet is easy to turn. Designed to be used with either a single paddle or a double kayak paddle.