BO15 Splinter (or how I learned to love a LOT of sanding)

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I wood love to see more of this!
Love this build, awesome lines and material use.

But the question is: With the FAT tires, wood and all..... will it float?

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Got the "spokes" for the front wheel cut
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This like the Noah's Ark of bike builds.
How many cubits long will it be?
 

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But I think Noah took more than four months to complete the build. LOL

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How is the wheel turning? By hand or did you re-wire the hub's alternator? :happy:

Nice work
Using a belt sander to turn/shape
Are you sanding that to make it round? If so, would a mechanical device be better to hold the belt sander? Aren't your hands are going to tend to follow the shape of the wheel?
I marked one side, sanded that to the line and now I'm sanding down the rest to match the line. Its relatively round, just evening out the individual boards.
 
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I'm loving how your all-wood bike is turning out! Are you painting it, staining it, or leaving it natural?
That won't be revealed until the very end ;-)

And, new tool day!
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Next up is drilling for bottom bracket and head tube
 
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That won't be revealed until the very end ;-)

And, new tool day!View attachment 123787

Next up is drilling for bottom bracket and head tube
Nice! Are they "almost" the right size and for the final fit you'll need the sand a bit?

I'm guessing the wood will be charred and the bikes name will be: Lucifer, or Balrog :cool:

Looking forward to more of this bike. Good job!
 
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