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High school student builds wooden bicycle

by Parm Mann on 25 January 2008, 11:56

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Not suitable for harsh terrain, but very cool!

I enjoyed woodwork as much as the next student when I was at school, but the furthest I ever got was the creation of a simple looking clock.

The same can't be said of 16-year-old high school student, Marco Facciola.

"As a 16-year-old high school student in the International Baccalaureate program, I am required to complete a 'personal project' on a non-academic topic that is of interest to me. I have always enjoyed woodworking and design, so I decided to build a functional wooden bicycle. There was to be no metal used in its construction, only wood and glue. I wanted a project that would be a challenge" said Marco.

Here's the result:

Marco Facciola's Wooden Bicycle

What you're seeing in the picture above is a bicycle made completely from wood, yes, even the chain and ratcheting system are wooden. Though Marco doesn't tell us how well the bicycle actually rides, we don't care, it's a thing of beauty and in my estimation is best left on display.

Following the ambitious project, Marco simply says "In the future I hope to find another challenging woodworking project, but for now, I plan to focus on my schoolwork, my part-time job and sports". Certainly likes to keep himself busy.

Find out exactly what went into the project and how Marco completed the project at

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Now that is awesome - What did I make in woodwork? A rubbish SNES storage system that got burnt the following bonfire night.

I bet HSE will have a field day before he's allowed to ride that on the road ;)

“Oh spinters on the seat… we can't have that Sir”
I made a wooden box.

Oh the shame..
good old days - i made a toolbox :)
LMAO @ dangel! Was that made or found? :lol: :lol: :lol:
I made a spice rack and a spatula

My mum still has and uses both :)