Wooden Cadillac

Wooden Cadillac

We had the wood motorcycle today, so how about a wood car? ” It took Nickel more than four years to form the body by laminating 1-inch strips of mahogany. He used 1,000 board-feet feet of wood cut into 4,183 individual pieces, five gallons of glue, 60 pounds of drywall screws and four gallons of varnish.“- Thanks Ubi! Link.

5 thoughts on “Wooden Cadillac

  1. TheNaib says:

    Thanks for showing our project. Just thought I would let everyone know that the site has been redesigned and the projects can now be found at

    We will be developing a 2nd generation solar thermal panel soon. It should be much more efficient and much cheaper to construct.

  2. TheNaib says:

    The new solar thermal panel has been constructed, and boy does it work well! Check it out here http://www.thesietch.org/projects/solarthermalpanel2/index.htm

  3. paulbeard@gmail.com says:

    The next step for this would be to couple it with a Stirling Engine (since it uses heat or more correctly, differences in heat) and see if it could drive a generator or pump. 

    It’s 90 degrees here today and it seems like a lot of energy is just falling on the ground. I could bet several of those panels — 30 square feet of heat collector — would generate a lot of energy. 

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