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Showing posts with label Wooden. Show all posts
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Thursday, June 9, 2016

A unique scooter made of wood and bamboo

Incredible and at the same time makes me amazed when saw the artwork of a student of Jakarta Arts Institute (Institut Kesenian Jakarta/IKJ). This unique artwork was made by Anas Rosyid, in order to fulfill the final project to complete his study in the Department of Wood Craft (Kriya Kayu), Faculty of Art and Design in IKJ. 

Keep in mind if he was also a motorcycle enthusiast, especially scooters. The unique scooter is built of the base of the CPI Hussar scooter with 2-stroke engine which has a capacity of 100 cc. According to Anas, because he have hobbies of scooter and wants to create a scooters of wood with a little combination of bamboo, and the look of wooden scooter is a combination of several vintage scooter design. 'I combines the scooter designs from 1901 to 1940," he said.
A unique wooden scooter made by Anas Rosyid, a student of Jakarta Arts Institute (Institut Kesenian Jakarta/IKJ). (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1awzBZ)
Then he went on to explain, "Scooter of 1901 has many cute designs. By taking the unique things of scooter designs from 1901 to 1940, starting from the engine, front and rear rim, forks and shock absorbers. And the rest is improvised by my own".
Left side view of a unique wooden scooter made by Anas Rosyid. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1awyPw)
This scooter looks old school with a combination of natural wood and gold color rather dark brown. The seat is made a box-shaped similar to an old crate or classic suitcase. In the front, its headlights used was an old bicycle light. On the wheels, he used five-spokes racing wheel. In addition he is also designing and modifying the helmet as a partner of this unique scooter.
Anas Rosyid posed with his unique wooden scooter. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1awyp4)
The type of wood which used by Anas is nyatoh and pine wood. Nyatoh wood applied as the frame of scooter. According to Anas, this kind of wood is considered strong while used for the scooter frame. While the pine wood used in some parts that do not carry the load so that the weight of the scooter does not become heavy.

Unique indeed the wooden scooter made by Anas Rosyid, hopefully he be immediately completes his studies with very satisfying predicates. Kept spur your adrenaline on the power of two-wheeled monster and stay alive with the true safety riding. God will forgive Your sins.... *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | RODEX1313]
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Friday, May 27, 2016

A unique wooden carved car of China

Almost everyone must have a dream car or supercar, but the price of a supercar certainly very expensive. As a result, many people do not have enough money to buy it. Rather than harbored a desire, a lot of ways that people could do in order to have their dream car, one way is to make or create a replica of the car of his dreams.

For example, in China where a man managed to create an outstanding work, namely  a supercar out of wood. He is Yu Jietao who managed to create the car of his dreams thanks to his skills. The twenty seven years old man from Jiangxi province, China is indeed known as a reliable carpenter.
Yu Jietao’s wooden supercar. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1aPTN4)
As reported by The News Wheel, as the initial stage of manufacture, Yu Jietao bought an electric car used it as the base of modifications. Then he was disarm the original body of the car and replace it with wooden custom body. The new car body is made of rosewood that famous for its good quality.

When viewed more closely, indeed the car design was not similar to any of supercars in general. According to him, he didn't really copy any car when he made it but he guess he wanted a sort of Lamborghini feel about it. The vehicle, which has beetle-wing doors and roofless, measures just over 13 feet in length and is just under five feet in width and height.  It has a dominant color of red and also has many carvings that decorated in some of its body parts.
Front three quarter of Yu Jietao’s wooden supercar. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1aPTOO)
For example, just look at the hood of the car, the carving results makes the car bonnet shaped like people's faces. While the carving on the door of the car to make it look like wings. But look at the shape that is unique and special, making his wooden supercar is very attracted many people and the media.
The unique beetle-wing doors and roofless wooden supercar always attract the people's attentions who are in the vicinity. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1aPTOO)
Seeing the high interest, many parties later interested to buy this unique car. In fact, one of the parties offered Jietao with a very high price which if the offer accepted could make he can buy an original supercar. Even so, it did not make Jietao sell the his supercar creations. Jietao more decided not to sell his wooden supercar to anyone and in any price.

It’s by no means a street-legal ride, Chinese police warned Jietao of this fact since the car wasn’t made by a licensed manufacturer. But he plans on challenging their decision in the hopes that he might be able to take to the road in his hand-carved car in the near future.. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | THE NEWS WHEEL | MIRROR]
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Saturday, April 23, 2016

Who would have thought this cool car made of wood?

The appearance of a unique car that is as cool as the classic car from 1900s. However, who would have thought that most of these vehicles were made of wood materials? Wow, an outstanding car!!
Peter Szabo, from the village of Corunca, near Targu Mures, worked three years to build the wooden car, which he named Julia, after his wife. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1ZUEQB)
The car builder is Peter Szabo, a man from Corunca, Romania. It took time of three years and spent about ‎£13,915 or $20,000 or approximately Rp.260 million to create this unique wooden car and named 'Julia The Woodroaster'.
Julia the Woodroadster is fitted with reworked Mercedes-Benz seats while an electronically controlled hood hides a Ford Taunus V6 2.3-liter engine. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1ZUEQB)
Julia - named after Szabo's wife - is a concept car that combines the retro lines and old school growl of a classic automobile, with modern innovations. This can be seen from the car designs are similar to the cars made in 1900s. While the impression of a modern era can be seen from the headlights operating system and entertainment devices using the tablet.
Mr Szabo spent $20,000 (£13,915) on hard ash wood for Julia's shell and interior. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1ZUEQB)
Most of the car's exterior and interior are made of wood, such as the body, dashboard, steering wheel, lever, and others. The car seats taken from  Mercedes Benz. This roofless car is able to accommodate four people. While for the engine, uses a 2.3-liter V6 engine which taken from the Ford Taurus. This Romanian wooden car could reach a maximum speed of 88 kilometers per hour.
"After building a wooden carriage I said I wanted a bigger challenge. It's very rare to find a hard wood concept car of very good quality. It's almost impossible to find it anywhere in the world. It was a hard time for me but also a happy time. It was a great happiness for me to build it," Peter said, as quoted by the Daily Mail. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | DAILYMAIL]
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Friday, April 22, 2016

Biona, a Spanish future motorcycle

Motorcycles are generally made by manufacturers that usually made of metal or alloys with other materials. Here is a another form and unique creations of an automotive designer who imagine the shape of future motorcycle.
Pretty little battery bike of wood named Biona. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1ZZ4mp)
In his imagination, the motorcycle is made of metal, combined with wood and rubber. Amazingly, to drive the motorbike used an electric power and targeted to be the vehicles in urban areas. All of that is a picture of a Spaniard designer named Jordi Poblet Pedrol and given named 'Biona.' The motorcycle concept was made by Jordi in 2011.
Rear side view of Biona. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1ZZ4mp)
This e-motorcycle has a unique shape, as well as gave the light impression, also looks compact and high-tech. The motorcycle frame is made of mild steel and mated with a wood for its seat, front scoop, until underneath. And a battery storage space is under the seat and has a futuristic looks through the hubless rims in front and rear.
The main purpose of the motorcycle concept is to provide inspiration, although it is very difficult to realized. The designers kept pushing the boundaries of human imagination and create a unique form and pleasing to the eye. As for Bonia, Jordi show the world the new perception of an electric motorcycle. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | YANKO DESIGN]
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Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Let's look at the Toyota's unique wooden roadster

Toyota will enliven the Milan Design Week 2016, by bring a unique four-wheeled open vehicle (roadster). This car is utilizing wood rather than traditional automotive materials like steel or even cutting edge parts like carbon fiber on all over its body. The car named 'Toyota Setsuna' appeared with a unique design. 
Toyota Setsuna Concept, a unique wooden roadster will enliven the Milan Design Week 2016. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1Z5jJU)
For this product, Toyota collaborate with Sumitomo Forestry, a place where of many qualified wood experts in it. They are involved in the Setsuna development process, and also participated to help choosing the appropriate wood for this car.

The name of 'Setsuna' derived from the Japanese word meaning 'moment'. This car has 2 passengers capacity, with a length of 3.03 m, width 1.48 m, and high 0.97 m, and a wheelbase of 1.7 m.
Toyota Setsuna Concept made by hand and consisted of 85 wooden panels. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1Z5jJU)
"By using wood as the main material, this makes us spent a lot of time with qualified colleagues. We made a prototype and evaluate Setsuna, until the car can offer the peak performance, in the form of a sense of comfort in driving," said Kenji Tsuji, the engineer responsible for Setsuna, as reported from Carscoops, on Sunday, April 4, 2016.
Rear side view of Toyota Setsuna Concept. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1Z5jJU)
Setsuna body is made by hand and consisted of 85 wooden panels, with a display that shows the impression of an old car. Toyota claims, they are using Japanese traditional techniques, such as okunari (wood panel mounting without the use of nails) in the car's manufacturing process.
Interior view of Toyota Setsuna Concept. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1Z5jJU)
To avoid monotony and flat, Toyota combines the aluminum components, in some parts, such as wheel caps, steering wheel and seat frames. Toyota also pinned a special watch at Setsuna, which not only shows the hours and minutes, but also the year, as a reminder of the special status of Setsuna.
As quoted from Autoblog on Saturday, April 3, 2016, Setsuna can be run like the car generally though could not be far away. In the report said Setsuna can be drove by using a series of electric motors and six batteries that allows it to be run as far as 25 km at a speed of 45 kph. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | AUTOBLOG | CARSCOOPS]
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Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Unique wooden motorcycle made by Urang Bandung

One of the most exciting motorcycle that participated in the Honda Modif Contest (HMC) 2016 for Bandung region, is a motorcycle that is mostly made of wood.

This unique motorcycle competed in the class of choppy-cub production under 2006. From the front, start from mirrors, headlights (which no lights), shock, and additional baskets made of wood. Its design more interesting because there are ornate of the chess pieces on the end of the fender.
A wooden motorcycle seen participating in the Honda Modif Contest (HMC) 2016 for Bandung region event. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1Y3Lwy)
As quoted of Liputan6.com, its frame was also made of bamboo. However, it is unknown if it was really only bamboo, or is there metal component in it. Until now, we  do not known who was the modifier.
Almost all of the motorcycle part made of wood and bamboo. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1Y3Lwy)
The seat is also made of wood and bamboo. There is also woven thick with the Sundanese feel. The wooden motorcycle is equipped with three exhausts. Various cable wound using a rattan so in harmony with other parts.
The motorcycle is actually functioning and its machine can live and drive the wheels as motorcycles in general. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1Y3Lwy)
One of the elements that are still made of metal is its engine parts. Of course, in addition to the engine, the motorcycle parts that similar to the other motorcycle in general is the tires, which is still made of rubber.

Although seemingly just a display items, but the motorcycle is actually functioning. The machine can live and drive the wheels as motorcycles in general. At least, in the first 300 meters of which is one of the requirements to participate in this contest. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | LIPUTAN6]
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Sunday, December 6, 2015

A wooden V8-engined supercar

Supercar generally thick with modern and futuristic elements, such as body panels made of carbon fiber. But it does not apply to Splinter, because many parts of the car actually made of wood.
Splinter, a wooden V8 engined supercar showed off at the Essen Motor Show 2015. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1XwTGjV)
As reported by the GTSpirit on Tuesday, December 1, 2015, Splinter was designed by a team of industrial designers led by Joe Harmon. According to him, the idea of ​​making this wooden supercar inspired by the WW2 fighter planes, Havilland Mosquito, where its whole wings made of wood. This wooden supercar had also discussed in an article some time ago (jump to the article).
Front three quarter of Splinter at the Essen Motor Show 2015. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1SvKLIG)
The car body is made of a mixture between a thin slice of cherry trees and balsa wood. As shown in the figure, the natural materials still make the car look ferocious. While other parts are also made of wood is the dashboard and steering wheel.
A beautiful car shape combined with a powerful engine. Under the hood, Splinter carrying a 7.0 liter V8 engine that claims spewed the power of 600 hp. The engine paired with a 6-speed gearbox. Unfortunately, not explained how the maximum speed that can be achieved by this wooden supercar.
Currently, Splinter is being exhibited at the Essen Motor Show 2015 held in Essen, Germany, and will last up to 6 December. This is not the first time the wooden supercar is exhibited. In fact, according to Automobilemag, Harmon began designing this supercar since 2005 within for his thesis. It is unclear whether this supercar has changed or not since it was first created. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | GTSPIRIT]
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Friday, October 2, 2015

Only with wood, this man managed to create his dream cars

A 63-year-old man succeeded in creating a car that is made of wood. Cars built since 2002, is named 'Splinter' could operate Like a conventional vehicle. As reported by Barcroft Cars on Thursday, October 1st, 2015, this car was first made by Isaac Cohen in the age of 50. "I spent 13 to 14 hours a day to make Splinter. But everything comes from my heart," he said.
Splinter - Isaac's first all wood car that took him more than 5,000 hours to build. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1Vtr04J)
The car that has been given the green light to be able to roam on the highway (aka road-legal vehicle) was created from the wood cubes glued, and shaped in such a way according to Cohen's imagination. Everything is done in his workshop in Houston, Texas.
Isaac posing inside Splinter which was made of more than 5,000 feet of wood strips. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1Vtr04J)
Of course, a part of these cars spend different amount of woods. The steering wheel for example, is made of 260 pieces of wood, 90 pieces of gear shift, and even key grip made of 60 pieces of wood.
Isaac also has a mini version of his car Splinter, the Lil Splinter, and a fighter jet truck. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1Vtr04J)
As some parts that are not made of wood such as the dashboard, seats, engine compartment, lights, glass, until the chair. The rest, as seen in the picture above, all made of wood.

After completing work, the car which he regarded as a masterpiece, Cohen re-create similar cars. For example, he is making a small version of the Splinter. "I made a mini Splinter because I do not know anymore what to do after the completion of the first car," added Cohen.

What was done Cohen certainly attract many people. Some of them admitted that the work of these men are willing to pay a high price. But, he vowed never to sell his wooden car. "But I was ever give one (Slider), for charity," said Cohen.
Once the wooden car project is finished, he also plans to continue to make another. Cohen claimed interested in making two-wheeled vehicles. "Some engineers say it's impossible, but I will try to do," he concluded. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | BARCROFT CARS]
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Monday, September 21, 2015

A Fully-Functional Unique Wooden Cruiser

A modification work is always presenting various kinds of results that are sometimes unexpected by automotive enthusiasts. Especially with classic custom that is not only attractive because of its design, but also the materials used.
A fully-functional wooden unique custom bike. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1Y6R5e1)
From a Youtube video, it shown a motor vehicle even made like ancient times with the overall framework of wood. How to turn is very unique like old motor. There is no info attached to this video, so it's impossible to tell you more details as to what engine was used, or any similar aspects.

As far as the eye can see, the bike is pretty rudimentary, at least this is what the huge flywheel tells us. The low speed and the mellow chuffing of the engine also tell the story of a very old power plant.

A wooden frame houses a small-displacement reason, while the leaf-sprung fork also made from wood is the only piece of suspension that can be seen. We took a second to consider a rear suspension, as well, but the idea only seemed funny.
Although very classic and weird, but all functions including the engine can still run normally. Very difficult to describe the components of machines used by this custom, since no detail custom spiked in the video source. (Wanna see Hungarian wooden vehicles). *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | AUTOEVOLUTION]
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Saturday, September 19, 2015

A wooden touch make the Brutale look more luxurious!

What happens if the art designer built a custom motorcycle. They are usually beautify our homes with a various of art objects, but this designer have a project that is completely different! Back in 2012, when one of the Italian bike makers, MV Agusta teamed up with another Italian designer, Simone D'Auria, to create a masterpiece based on the MV Agusta Brutale 1090 R.
2012 MV Agusta Brutale California by Simone D'Auria. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1URuiE9)
The intent was not to design a new bike, but to remodel an existing one using different materials. It resulted in a finished product that lookes like the bike made from wood. The typical wood elements usually incorporated with the interior design which nicely blend into the motorcycle custom result.
Right side view of 2012 MV Agusta Brutale California by Simone D'Auria. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1URuiE9)
A wooden touch make the custom Brutale California look more luxurious! (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1URuiE9)
The motorcycle wrapped in carbon fiber with wood finishing pattern, this style which the designer calls "Wood Vibrations". Wood finishes can be seen from the fender, some parts of the fuel tank also behind the design area. The wood color combined with a blue matte finish and some gold trinkets such as the air holes in the mini windshield, fuel tank and side cover body.
Once completed, the motorcycle is nicknamed 'Brutale California by Simone D'Auria' is a lot more hanging out in various exhibitions and also be on display in museums and art galleries to prove this is a bike not just for bike lovers but for art lovers in general. Are you interested to follow give a wooden touch on your motorcycle? *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | DRIVESPARK]
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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

A beautiful Russian wooden crafted motorcycle

Sometimes people can make really beautiful things, and sometimes they can do that little bit more making an already beautiful object into a form of art.
Dmitri Goubenko and his beautifully crafted wooden motorcycle. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1BOqbut)
Russian Dmitri Goubenko is one of those people. Look at what he made. By using wood in motorcycle building is not a new practice, but Dmitry Gubenko's carved wood custom bike beats everything we have seen so far.
Front view of Dmitri Goubenko's beautifully crafted wooden motorcycle. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1BOqbut)
This is a motorcycle made out of mostly wood. It is a real motorcycle, so it works. The frame and engine are obviously not made out of wood, but the rest is, and it is hand carved.
Right side view of Dmitri Goubenko's beautifully crafted wooden motorcycle. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1BOqbut)
He may have exaggerated a bit, as Dmitry took two years to complete this build, but the result is breath taking. The amount of detail makes us thinks about the almost insane sculptures of old gothic cathedrals.
Detailed wood carvings in Dmitri Goubenko's beautiful motorcycle. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1BOqbut)
The bike is dominated by the oak symbol, with leaves and acorns and there's hardly a place left untouched by Dmitry's skill. From spoke covers to the intricate detail of the rear fender and side covers, this bike is a full-on work of art (See Vietnamese unique wood-made motorcycle.) *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | MOTORBIKE | AUTOEVOLUTION]
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