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

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

An Indonesian-made classic Vespa scooter of wood waste

As understood by all of us, that in the process of automotive modification sometimes not familiar with the 'expensive' word. In addition, the unique shape and eccentric appearance sometimes also become the owner's choices. Especially for motorcycle enthusiasts, typically they use motorcycle design based on their expertise-owned. In a previous article, there was a carpenter from Portugal named Carlos Alberto who made a unique wooden Vespa scooter.
The wooden Vespa composed of 65 million pieces of pencil wood waste, made by Eri Ashari shown off at the 2018 Indonesian Scooter Festival held in the Jogja Expo Center. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2E3nEGn)
Much like that but now an Indonesian wood craftsman who made a classic-type Vespa into a very unique scooter and looked different than others.

Well, he is Eri Ashari who managed to make a replica of the Vespa MP6 prototype scooter whose entire body is made of wood waste (specifically wood waste from the pencil-making industry).

Through his skilled hands, he managed to arrange more than 65 million pieces of wood waste material into an antique Vespa scooter for more than 2 years.
Eri Ashari posed with his wooden Vespa scooter creation. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2rmMGO9)
"This is all from pencil wood waste. There are about 65 million pieces to make this (scooter). Incidentally, indeed in my place, there are so many (wood waste), so I use them. The seats are also made of wood," Eri explained as quoted of the Tribun-Jogja.

A wooden Vespa scooter by Eri Ashari.  
(Picture from: http://bit.ly/2LFEqjb)
Eri also mentioned that before he ever had made several unique wooden scooters and this antique scooter was his fifth works. He further added that this scooter was the first scooter he made from the pencil wood waste material and possibly the first in the world.

"It starts to be produced in 2016, (and) this is actually the fifth Vespa. So from the small pieces of wood waste, it's (then) arranged (in such a way). What makes it difficult because (the material) is stiff, so it's hard to shape. It should be arranged vertically if arrange in horizontal was easy to break. This is the only (scooter) made from pencil wood waste. After this, there will be no more," he explained.

Besides being made of wood waste material, the antique Vespa created by Eri Ashari also has a remotely-controlled digital audio system. Then there is a fairly large white ivory-colored precious stone embedded in the seat that functions as a cooler, so that even though you sit for a long time but the seat does not feel hot. To ease its maintenance, the whole body of this antique scooter is given a nano-coating layer.

Eri also said that this shiny brown lines patterned wooden scooter had succeeded in carrying out a test drive through a long journey over more 1,000 km with the route of Lembang to Pangandaran round trip. He also said that this antique wooden Vespa had got a roadworthy permit from the authorities.

When asked about the price, it is not surprising that the antique Vespa by Eri has a pretty fantastic price. According to him, so far his wooden Vespa has received an offer from a scooter enthusiast with a price of €139,000 or equivalent to Rp. 1.9 billion. Although the scooter has been offered at a fantastic price until now he has not been willing to let it go.
"This year (2018 ago), I want (the scooter) to be auctioned off, but the price is not known yet. There are many offers coming in, from Italy, Indonesia too. But I'm not pursuing the high prices, but I want my wooden Vespa works to fall to someone who can appreciate it as an artwork," he said.

Reportedly now, Eri Ashari is finding out about the possibility to keep his antique Vespa in a museum, possibly in Yogyakarta or Bandung. Besides this Eri' wooden scooter,  do you want to see other unique wooden scooters made by two Jepara craftsmen? Let's take a look them!

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 | TRIBUN-JOGJA | MOTORPLUS-ONLINE | KUMPARAN | TEMPO-OTOMOTIF]
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Saturday, September 8, 2018

These wooden replica of Ferrari was originaly made in Boyolali

The annual automotive industry event like the 2018 Indonesia International Motor Show (IIMS) which was held some time ago is indeed very indulgent for automotive lovers. Because in this event, visitors can enjoy many things that are certainly related to the automotive industry.
1967 Ferrari 334 P4. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2QbPQLT)
Starting from the new cars rows from various brand holder agents/general importers, various automotive accessories and works automotive modification workshops, up to unique car exhibits such as these Ferrari 330 P4.

When we hear the name of Ferrari might be in our imagination is a supercar made by the Italian Prancing Horse logoed manufacturer with a luxury model and top-class performance. However, this 'Ferrari' is exactly different. Yes, this car is only a replica of Ferrari 330 P4 which is the work of PT.Sumber Sejahtera Alamindo (SSA) --- an Indonesian woodcrafts company.
A wooden replica of Ferrari 334 P4 made by PT.Sumber Sejahtera Alamindo (SSA). (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2NqpyHs)
"While we are still making it only for display, if we are asked whether it able to run. Yes, this car can be run if you push it directly from behind," said Chief Executive Officer of PT.SSA, Santoz Martoz, jokingly.
Interior view of wooden replica of Ferrari 334 P4. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2NqpyHs)
According to him further, he was assisted with six builders and took up to four months to build completely these teak-based replica of the 'Ferrari 330 P4' in his workshop in Boyolali, Central Java.

"Doing a project like this really needs patience, because what we made is quite detailed up to every curve of its body. So if we look at its dimensions, we made it on one to one scales, meaning that it really looks the same as the original version," Santoz explained.
Front view of wooden replica of Ferrari 334 P4. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2NqpyHs)
The selling price of these 'Ferrari 330 P4' can be said to be quite fantastic, which is worth US. $50 thousand or equivalent to Rp.684 million. Admitted by Santoz, the business he has held since two years ago has been loved and hunted by foreigner. The European and American continents became the places where he sent many wooden car displays like this.

Furthermore, Santoz explained that his company was conducting a study to develop their wooden cars so that in the future it would not only be a display. And he plans to work with several universities in Indonesia to realize this project. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | ]
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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

An old-fashioned style electric motorbike with a Jatoba wooden touches

The motorcycles production is a common thing for companies that in fact focus to produce various models of motorcycles. However, this time there is a different from a Poland company named Avionics which is basically engaged in the aviation. The company is now innovating by launching its newest product, which is an old-fashioned style electric motorcycle named Avionics V1.
An electric retro board tracker from Poland named Avionics V1. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2yXqic3)
Early inspiration in the making of this electric board tracker was obtained when two company founders Jaromir Dziewic and Bartek Bialas met each other several years ago. Then, both agreed and with the spirit for design and made an old-fashioned board tracker style with a wooden touches in several parts.

The Avionics V1 moves by using a brushless electric motor capable of generating 5,000 watts of power that puts out 124.74 Nm (92 lbs.ft) of torque and capable of driving it at a maximum speed of up to 58 km/h (36 mph). With such power as well, this electric board tracker will be able to ride as far as 120 kilometers (75 miles), thanks to 25 Ah lithium-ion battery as its power storage container. It's need 2-3 hours to charge it to full. And for its braking system, the Avionics V1 has a series of disc brakes mounted on the front wheels and on the back.
Right side view of Avionics V1. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2yEZLEs)
Indeed the Avionik V1 is not entirely made of wood, the Poland manufacturer deliberately makes some parts of it are made of wood, such as the saddle and headlamp cover, and battery housing cover. In addition, there is a brown handle and wrapped in a flexible genuine-leather so it can keep the rider's comfort in holding the handlebar.

From the looks, it's clearly the Avionik V1 was carried a classic board tracker style. This can be seen from the minimalist design by utilizing Jatoba wooden materials as well. So the creators of these e-motobike really want to imagine what if the motorcycle was launched in a century ago.
According to the news circulating , the Avionik V1 has been exhibited in September 2017 and then introduced to the public up to 40 days in a row. And these e-motorbike will also be sold by giving a 40 percent discount for promotion. Well, are you interested to have it? 

Kept spur your adrenaline on the power of two-wheeled monster and stay alive with the true safety riding. May God will forgive Your sins and so does the cops.... ••• [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | AVIONICS | RIDEAPART]
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Saturday, July 2, 2016

Beautiful all wood-bodied Jeep

Jeep usually use body is made of steel. This is consistent with the character of the vehicle is made to be able to devour all terrains, thus requiring strong material. But what if a Jeep apparently made of wood? This wood-bodied Jeep CJ might not be as tough as its steel-bodied counterparts.
All wood-bodied Jeep CJ. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1bgDTo)
As quoted by the Road and Track on Thursday, June 16, 2016, a beautiful wood-bodied Jeep appears and looks all parts of the body is replaced with wood, even the seats also replaced the wood. Inside the car, the steering wheel is still original and likewise with the transmission lever on the car.

But it is unclear where this car came from. There's not much in the way of a description on either the Youtube video, but it appears to be the work of someone who ran the website called Cherrybronco.com. 

Apparently, a man named Jack built beautiful wood bodies for Jeeps and Ford Broncos, though his website has since gone down. The woodworking here appears to be top-notch, so we'd love to see it in person. Mystery aside, you should still just seen this masterpiece works through the video below:
From the video, the plate says 1960 and I guess this Jeep won't rust like the rest of them. 

Not only Jack, the wooden cars also even made by Toyota. As we all knew, Toyota has introduced a wooden concept car named Setsuna some time ago. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | EWILLYS | R&T]
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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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