Great build! I've been following it from time to time over on GJ.
thought this would get as much interest here as anywhere.
If you can't measure it, you can't understand it; if you can't understand it, you can't control it.
looks like he is from New Hampshire. If so, that explains the low top tube, classic eastern woods bike.
take a look at the Eastern Woods Research bikes, http://www.ewrbikes.com/ this is just the style for a small part of the country based on the riding they see. Jay DeJesus has been making bikes like this for years.