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Showing posts with label Wooden. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Wooden. Show all posts

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

The Hungarian wooden vehicle masterpieces

Amazing. Istvan Puskas, a 52 year old tractor driver who lived in Tiszaors, a small town 161 km (100 miles) east of Budapest, Hungary, He  made his own motorcycle from scratch. So far nothing special, many people have done it before him.
Istvan Puskas and his wooden chopper motorcycle. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1xSFvaD)
But what makes his motorcycle so special, because it is made out of wood. Totally from wood, apart from the engine and some other important parts. Even the wheels are made out of wood, apart from the tires.
In 2012 after he spent two years making this wooden motorcycle and the result looks amazing. There's no data on the weight aside from a small 50 cc motor, virtually everything on this wooden chopper is fashioned from black locust wood.
Istvan Puskas drove his fully-functioning wooden car. (Picture from: http://dailym.ai/1xSZB4z)
As reported of Dailymail on May 31, 2013, another Istvan masterpiece was a fully-functioning wooden car.
As his other works, the rest of the car, including the frame, gears and axles, are made entirely of wood except the car's engine taken from a Fiat 126 and steering wheel taken of an old Mercedes-Benz. While the petrol tank was made out of a beer barrel.
Istvan Puskas and his three-wheeled wooden motorcycle that used a Zill's 200 cc engine. (Picture from: http://dailym.ai/1BKD6jo)
After his wooden car finished, he continued to create a wooden motorcycle with a 200 cc engine. His three-wheeled masterpiece took six months to build, with many of Istvan's friends donating spare parts. Uniquely motorcycle handlebars are made of the horns of Hungarian Grey Cattle.
He began working on the bike's wooden wheels, which consist of 36 individual pieces screwed and glued together, in November 2013 and finished on May 1, 2014. And despite the incredible level of craftsmanship, the bike was designed with reliability rather than speed in mind, meaning it has a top speed of only 19.31 kph (12 mph). (See Russian wood-made motorcycle.) *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | DAILYMAIL]
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Wednesday, December 24, 2014

How delicious this VW T1

When talking about Christmas in Germany, surely what comes to mind is the variety of snacks made from sugar, ranging from cakes to candies. However, Rudi Dietl, a car dealer in Hanover has another idea for Christmas.

As reported by Autoevolution on Friday, December 19, 2014, he asked Helmut Buchner who happened to be a carpenter to make a replica of the VW T1 or known in Indonesia as VW Combi. By using laminated wood and plywood, the carpenter is then began to build a replica of the car that is very well known as the people's car. During the process until finished, the carpenter only takes one week.
VW T1 made of gingerbread and chocolate. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1v0Buea)
Once completed the wooden car then handed over to the team of bakers. The goal is to coat the wooden car with the German's famous, delicious and savory gingerbread. The bakers team made the cake batter weighing 280 kg that can coat the car which has a measures of 45 square meters.

To attach the gingerbread to the wood, they use chocolate materials that are heated. The entire body of the car and then sprayed with an ice spray that are not easily fall. After gluing is completed, the next thing to do is to coat the gingerbread with melted chocolate as much as approximately eight liters. The chocolate given the color of red and white which has a functions like car paint.

Then the gingerbread and chocolate-layered car is included in the auction list, which was later bought by the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles. The plan is the result of this work will be on display at the VW headquarters for Christmas on this year, while the money from the auction will be donated to the children with cancer. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | AUTOEVOLUTION]
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Sunday, December 14, 2014

The Chinese wooden replica of Lamborghini

Chinese creativity in creating counterfeit goods is admirable. This time a carpenter from Putian, Fujian Province, China made the replica of Lamborghini Roadster. Uniquely, this sport car is made of wood.

The carpenter had the desire to have an exotic sports car, but due to lack of moneys he is unlikely to buy the original model. However, by leveraging his expertise, he made the Italian sports car from mahogany wood.
Chinese carpenter builds Mahogany “Lamborghini Roadster”. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1AUHAEP)
Indeed, the result was not 100 percent similar to the Lamborghini. However, at least the design of the car is already similar to the two-seat sports car without a roof, with scissor doors, and has a large rear wing.

Not only rely on appearance, this wooden sports car is equipped with tires and use of electric power so that the Chinese wooden Lamborghini Roadster is capable to running at speeds of 30 kph, such as reported of Autoevolution on Thursday, November 27, 2014.

The carpenter took more than half a year and spending at least 100,000 yuan (Rp. 198 million) to build the sport car. But his hard work has paid off, after reportedly there are collectors who are willing to pay twice as much to buy his unique wooden Lamborghini Roadster. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | AUTOEVOLUTION]
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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

The beauty and uniqueness of the wooden Vespa

For the motorcycle modification enthusiasts, they typically use motorcycle design to be overhauled based on their unique expertise. Much like a carpenter who made ​​this Vespa into a very unique with the different look scooter.
The Carlos Alberto unique wooden Vespa. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1qeUrrb)
Carlos Alberto is the modifier once carpenter behind the making of the entire wooden body of Vespa. 'Daniela' is a the name he gave to the wooden classical antique and unique scooter from the Pizza country - Italia.
Rear three quarter of the unique wooden Vespa. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1qeUrrb)
To give varied of a distinctive color pattern, Alberto had to combine several types of wood to get the combination of color that he wants as seen in this wooden Vespa.
Ride on the unique wooden Vespa. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1qeUrrb)
Some parts such as the front fork, rear suspension, wheels and the engine is still maintained as a consideration that the wooden Vespa can still run like in general. So in addition to the part, Alberto make it manually with the full wood frame or without a mixture of metals.
As a result of his seriousness, expertise and affection for the 'Daniela' was the one who was able to realize his 'crazy' dream. An unique modified Vespa with a different character and inspiration than others. See other wooden Vespa scooter of Indonesian craftsman named Eri Ashari.

Kept spur your adrenaline on the power of the two-wheeled monster and stay alive with true safety riding. May God will forgive Your sins and so does the cops..... *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | AUTOEVOLUTION]
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Sunday, September 22, 2013

Rows of the World's Coolest Wooden Cars

Seriously, who can deny the naturalistic charm of wooden conceptions with their all out quirkiness? Wood, by virtue of its low carbon output, can be considered as a sustainable material when used for construction of vehicular framework.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

The First Handmade Wooden Supercar

The Splinter looks a lot like a sports car but it's more than that, as it has been dubbed as the first wooden "super car". The Splinter was built by Joe Harmon, an industrial designer and his team of craftsmen from North Carolina State University.
The Splinter is a two-seater American supercar concept made of wood. (Picture from: http://www.koolwood.com/)
While he has not expressed any plans of mass producing this beauty, it's still an incredible looking car that is said to be capable of running at speeds as fast as 386.24 kph (240 mph). 

The Splinter's body is made from a variety of laminated wood veneers including maple and cherry combined with plywood. Since it is made from wood, it only weighs about 1,134 kg (2,500 lbs), significantly lighter than most sports cars.
Working with a sustainable material like wood and making a car out of it is a truly incredible feat. It looks amazing with its full wooden body, it has a twin-supercharged, 32-valve Cadillac-sourced 4.6L V8 engine and six-speed rear-mounted transaxle from a modern Chevrolet Corvette.
Rear view of the Splinter wooden supercar concept. (Picture from: http://thethrottle.thechive.com/)
Those 700 ponies will be funneled to the rear wheels, which have center hubs made from pressed and laminated wood, naturally. Even the transverse leaf springs are made from orange osage wood.
The Splinter wheel feature wood details made out of 32 layers of oak veneer. (Picture from: http://thethrottle.thechive.com/)
The car is capable of shifting from 0 to 100 kph (62 mph) in just three seconds. Even the car seats are handcrafted from wood and the wheels feature wood details made out of 32 layers of oak veneer. It is also worth noting that 90% of this super car is made from wood. (See another 9 Wooden cars.) *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | JOE HARMON | KOOLWOOD | THE THROTTLE | THE COOLIST]
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