Vespa Craftsman Gives Himself A Woody

When master carpenter Carlos Alberto of Portugal decided to restore an old Italian Vespa, he did it the best way he knew how: with chisels.

According to moto-blog Jalopnik, Alberto acquired the scooter in complete disrepair, so he built a whole new body for it entirely out of wood, including the seat, headlamp, kickstand, controls and wheel hubs. The whole thing is finished in steam-molded veneer, resulting in a true ligneous masterpiece. And yes, it really works.

A gallery of the work's progression is available at Alberto's Web site.

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