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Portuguese craftsman Carlos Alberto handbuilt this sublime wooden Vespa. I think the classic Vespa is one of the most beautiful designs in history, and this is a truly worthy remake.

via BoingBoing Gadgets

John Edgar Park

John Edgar Park

John Edgar Park likes to make things and tell people about it. He works in CG animation at DisneyToon Studios and writes for Make, Boing Boing, and other places online and in print. You can find him at and twitter @johnedgarpark — if you like that sort of thing.

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  1. St.Eligius on said:

    This might be an interesting project to try when I change out the engine in my Sprint.

  2. The vision and the work that went into this is inspired.

  3. The craftsman ship is wonderful, the time spent doing is a amazing commitment I would think. I would love to know the weight of the bike before and after his work.

  4. Uxio Noceda on said:

    fantastico, Alberto. Extraordinario trabajo!!!. M eencanta!.

    saudos dende Espanha! de un galego!.

    ¿Crees ti que poderia face-lo mesmo con unha Hyosung Aguila????. Ja ja ja

  5. Henri Sangalang on said:

    That is superb!

    beautiful craftmanship, and what a load of work that must have been…please post more info please!!!!

  6. Im just wondering if the increased weight of the wood affects performance?

    Even if so, it IS a pretty novelty to have!

  7. Turn up to a scooter rally on this and be prepared to be treated like a god….LOL, love it…

  8. WOW, that is frickin amazing, how much would it cost for me to buy a similar?

  9. What a beautiful piece of craftsmanship, and an amazing machine!

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