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…The Splinter is real?

Splinter

Remember the Splinter, the all wood supercar that looked like nothing more than a clever design mock up?

Apparently it’s quite a bit more than that, as Joe Harmon Design has begun fabrication, and the body is already starting to take shape.

The car’s frame and driveline are based on a central rigid tube section with the suspension and other necessary parts from a C4 Corvette mounted to it. However, as much as possible will be kept in wood form for authenticity’s sake.

The engine is a Northstar V8 run backwards, with the exhaust and intake sides switched around. Intakes sit underneath the cylinder banks, and two roots style superchargers feed air in through individual intercoolers

The wooden component fabrication process includes building a mold/frame, and then laminating layers of veneer into the desired shape.

Check out the site for more details, including live webcam shots and a building blog.

[Joe Harmon Design – Splinter]

[Building The Splinter]

[Via: Jalopnik]

…ITS OK?

ITS OK

An artist named sighn has begun a project called ITS OK, where he will cut the words “ITS OK” out of pieces of wood one million times. (Making this a “limited edition”.)

Each piece is made from a solid piece of wood (no plywood or particle board) and is hand cut and numbered by the artist himself. He expects to be done cutting in 60 years!

Worry not, however, as for each “ITS OK” he cuts and sells, he’ll also be planting a tree through the Arbor Day Foundation. Thus, it’s ok to purchase one without worrying about the environmental destruction a project like this could cause.

[ITS OK]

[Via: Boing Boing]

…The Splinter looks sinister?

Splinter

Joe Harmon wants to build a supercar out of wood.

Called the Splinter, and featuring a mid-engined, monocoque design that is to be made almost entirely out of wood laminates, it definitely looks the part, but since this mock up was created as part of a graduation project, the Splinter site is about as close to production as this car is ever going to get.

Click through to the site though, and check out the amazingly detailed details using Splinter Vision.

Yes, it’s that cool.

[Splinter]

[Via: Core77]

…It’s Tuner Tuesday: Vasily Lazarenko’s Wooden Car?

Vasily Lazarenko’s Wooden Car

You might not call Vasily Lazarenko a common car craftsman, but it’s hard not to call him a tuner.

That’s because Vasily not only carved his entire car body out of wood, but he actually carved two different cars, one for each side. Thus, the right side has a “retro” look, while the left side is more “modern”.

It might not burn up the track (burning is the last thing this car needs) but like it or not, it’ll definitely turn heads.

[Via: CNET]

[Via: RussiaToday]

…It’s Movie Monday: A Gathering of Elephants?

Eames Elephant

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Charles Eames’ birth, the Vitra Design Museum and the Eames Office teamed up to produce a limited edition run of the elephant that Charles and Ray Eames designed in 1945, but never put into production.

The Eames are famous for their chair, the Eames Lounge Chair, which is said to be the breakthrough design for one of the most influential design teams of the twentieth century.

The elephant features the swooping wood look that made the chair so famous, and will undoubtedly be highly sought after by the hoards of Eames collectors.

[A Gathering Of Elephants]

[Via: NOTCOT]