Motorbike Yamaha cruiser 1900 made of recycled wood

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Project by Moshe Almog posted 07-03-2015 04:13 AM 4721 views 5 times favorited 32 comments Add to Favorites Watch

28 years ago, I married my longtime girlfriend, Irit.
She knew and I knew that motorcycles are my great love.
After the wedding I was looking to renovate an old motorcycle, and put it in the living room.
I encountered determined opposition and the plan was shelved, but the dream remains alive and Irit – changed her mind long ago.
So I set out (months of work) and bought some small models of motorcycles (from a toy store).
By joint resolution of family members, we selected the targeting model: YAMAHA xv 1900 raider.
While working as a driving instructor, at hours of outages, I began the work of planning, calculations, drawings, scaling, getting images and information from the internet and attention to details at the level of millimeters.
The whole bike is made of wood, except the screws. The woods are recycled wood residues.
Work of months came to an end and is dedicated to my beloved wife, Irit.

Watch this video to see how all the components work:

-- Moshe Almog --

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#1 posted 07-03-2015 08:20 AM

First of all, welcome to LJ’s. Second, what lovely piece you built. Sure can see lots of love it that.

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#2 posted 07-03-2015 09:05 AM

It’s realy hard to say something smart- it is totaly unrealistic! Excelent job. Details are so numerous and authentic. Literaly, it drags you to sit on it and ride away.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Eli Adamit

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#3 posted 07-03-2015 11:06 AM

Moshe, first of all, welcome to Lumberjocks. and now about this project – this is an excellent project. You need for it skills of wood carving, wood turning and well seeing the 3D and you have it. I can”t take off my eyes from it.

-- Eli Adamit, Israel

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#4 posted 07-03-2015 11:38 AM

Incredible is all I can say

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Jim Jakosh

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#5 posted 07-03-2015 11:56 AM

First of all…......... WELCOME TO LUMBERJOCKS

That is an incredible project. Very fine scaling and building. Thanks for sharing. I sent your video to a bunch of friends!!

cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Moshe Almog

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#6 posted 07-03-2015 12:11 PM

Thank you all for the warm welcome!
I appreciate the comments and shares from honorable artists like you.

-- Moshe Almog --

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#7 posted 07-03-2015 12:19 PM

A fantastic piece of work Moshe. It looks amazingly precise and crafted. Welcome to LJ. I hope you will enjoy yourself here.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#8 posted 07-03-2015 01:00 PM

You are without question a determined master craftsman. Spectacular achievement that will be appreciated by many. WOW seems like such a lame statement when seeing this accomplishment. Begs to be touched.

Thanks for sharing. What is the next item in your life’s goals that deals with wood?

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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#9 posted 07-03-2015 02:08 PM

Welcome to LJ’s.

What a great piece! looking forward to seeing more of your work.

-- Rob - Indianapolis IN - Learning... one mistake at a time...

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#10 posted 07-03-2015 02:21 PM

Awesome !! So are you going to hide an MP player on it some where for some throaty sound?

Nice job.

-- Groveland, CA.

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#11 posted 07-03-2015 03:58 PM

wow! very nice, I can see a possible market if you’d done it in a Harley say a softail heritage classic.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at

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Moshe Almog

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#12 posted 07-03-2015 04:31 PM

Many thanks again to everyone!
I try to practice all kinds of art and wood work using manual and electric tools.
In addition, I am building hand tools and electrical.
I will post further projects in the future.

-- Moshe Almog --

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Jim Sellers

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#13 posted 07-03-2015 05:13 PM

Amazing work and attention to detail. I had to watch the video to get a perspective on the size. I’d say about 1/4 or maybe even 1/2 scale. Working shocks and other parts. Amazing!

-- J.C.Sellers, Norcross, Ga. Just cut it right the first time. The best carpenters make the fewest chips.

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#14 posted 07-03-2015 06:18 PM

Wow! That thing is FATASTIC! Excellent detail !
And yes, Welcome to LJs !

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#15 posted 07-03-2015 06:20 PM

That is amazing! Well done,

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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