Tag Archives | Hand-Crafted

…It’s Things Thursday: Wood Shock?

Wood Shock

The Wood Shock (or W-Shock for short) is a 100% hand and laser crafted wooden version of the Casio G-Shock watch, made as a collaborative effort between Saint48 and PRPLMNT.

Wood Shock Detail

In addition to the Wood Shock Bezel, OEM Watch and Crate Packaging, the Wood Shock includes all of the standard G-Shock features, such as:

  • Hourly Time Signal
  • Auto-Calendar (pre-programmed until the year 2039)
  • Module 1289
  • Approx. Battery Life 2 Years
  • Countdown Timer
  • Backlight EL Backlight with Afterglow
  • 12/24-Hour Formats
  • Accuracy +/-15 seconds per month
  • Battery Type CR2016
  • Alarm Multi-Function
  • Stopwatch 1/100 second
  • Mineral Crystal

It’s also available in either black or red, so you can choose how bright and flashy you want your wood watch to be.

[Wood Shock]

…The Whip will redefine showboarding?

The Whip

When Cheetah Ultra Sports set out to build a new snowboard, they weren’t worried about lifestyles, cultures or snazzy graphics. Their goal was entirely technical: To design and build a better snowboard without rules or limitations of any kind.

Four years later, and after countless hours of research and development, they think they’ve reached that goal with The Whip FR-117, aka The Lamborghini of Snowboards.

According to Cheetah, The Whip will:

  • Fit better.
  • Feel lighter.
  • Go faster.
  • Cruise smoother.
  • Turn quicker.
  • Edge harder.
  • Carve sharper.
  • Jump higher.
  • Land softer.

And it will do all that without chatter, and without heel or toe drag. They’re even claiming that most experienced riders will have to relax their riding style just to get greater performance out of the board, because it’s so easy to ride.

The key to The Whip’s performance is an open V hull that is specifically designed for speed and maneuverability. They board is made out of wood, plastic, steel edges and carbon composite, and by reducing the amount of board that comes in contact with the snow, this smaller surface creates less drag, which translates into more gliding speed, better maneuverability, quicker edge-to-edge transitions, and more.

For now, The Whip is being hand made in very limited production, and each board is carefully hand crafted and will include an individual serial number, so if you want one, get your name on the waiting list and put down $1899 for a pre-order, and you’ll be killing the slopes in no time.

[Cheetah Ultra Sports – The Whip]

[Via: Core77]

…It’s Tuner Tuesday: Obsidian SG-One?

Obsidian SG-One Exterior

The Obsidian SG-One is in a class all its own, and is possibly (probably) one of the coolest custom cars I’ve ever seen.

What you see here started life as a 1967 Mustang, but didn’t stay that way for long.

The first to go was the engine, and it was quickly replaced with a 392 cubic inch V8 making 847.8 horsepower and 770 lbs. ft. of torque on 91-octane pump gas. Twin Rotrex C38-81 superchargers feed through twin air-to-air intercoolers, down through a custom aluminum intake, and past the Big Stuff 3 fuel injection system.

What’s the resulting performance?

0-60 in under three seconds, and an estimated top speed of over 210 MPH.

Power is then routed through a Tremec TKO 600 5-speed with Master Shift paddle shifters and a Mittler Brothers 9” rear end.

Chassis refinements include an integrated tubular chassis, 4-point hidden roll cage, redesigned shock towers and reinforced frame rails, and a full 4-piece belly pan.

Coil over suspension on all four corners keep the 18” and 20” wheels firmly planted, and 14” Brembo brakes slow everything down if needed.

Obsidian SG-One Interior

The interior features a 2-seat conversion with heated Recaro seats, a 3,000 watt Kicker sound system including GPS navigation, XM radio, mobile wi-fi, and more. The hand crafted dash board, door panels, headliner, center console, and rear panels all fit like a glove, and the billet accessories are sprinkled throughout to keep everything sparkling.

Outside, a 2005 Mustang front end was grafted on, including custom headlights and turn signals, a custom hood vents the massive power plant, flared fenders tuck the wheels away, and custom billet grills and tail light panel finish off the look.

According to the current owner, over 15,000 hours of work went into creating this perfect pony, at a duplication cost of approximately $1.3 million. Sure, you could get a Bugatti Veyron for that kind of coin, but who wants something that 499 of your closest billionaire buddies have too?

Not I, said the oil tycoon.

Does the world need a million dollar mustang?

No, but I’ll bet it sure is glad it has one.

(Be sure to click through to the site for more information, since there was tons more facts, figures, and custom parts that I could have listed.)

[Obsidian SG-One]

…Twistori gives you Twitter in a new light?

TwistoriTwistori is an interesting and ongoing social experiment “based on Twitter, inspired by WeFeelFine and drawing data from Summize, hand-crafted by Amy Hoy and Thomas Fuchs”.

Just click on one of the words, and a stream of random tweets will poor out with your chosen word playing a central roll.


[Via: Twitter Blog]

…Threadless picked Bestee award winners?

To “recognize significant achievement in various categories of Threadless participation”, Threadless created the Bestee awards.

Award winners received a significant amount of cash, a hand crafted, ridiculously oversized Bestee The Elephant trophy, and eternal fame, so check out their choices to see if you agree.

[Threadless – Bestee]