My Bike

  • Advertise with us
Project by George posted 802 days ago 1197 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I burned this pyrograph into some baltic birch and framed it with hard maple scraps I had in the discard pile. Then finished it with satin laquer spray, 4 coats. I made it from a picture that i took of the bike on a trip I was on several years ago. I just left out everything in the background. My primary goal was to hone shading skills, which has been a slow learning process….almost as slow as getting over selling my bike!

-- I did measure it twice, it's still too short.

7 comments so far

View svenbecca's profile


122 posts in 1053 days

#1 posted 802 days ago

650 V-Star? Nice rendering. Do you do these by hand or a stencil of some sort?

-- A carpenter takes an ugly, knotted, twisted piece of wood and makes something beautiful and pure from it. Jesus is a carpenter, I am a piece of wood.

View George's profile


81 posts in 1189 days

#2 posted 802 days ago

I make a pattern from a picture and then transfer what I want in the burining and leave out the rest. That’s a ‘99 VStar Classic. I really enjoyed that bike.

Like your by-line btw!

-- I did measure it twice, it's still too short.

View YorkshireStewart's profile


1106 posts in 2487 days

#3 posted 802 days ago

I’m afraid I’ve always dismissed pyrography as a bit, erm, tacky, but you have opened my eyes to it with a real work of art!

-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business.

View Martyroc's profile


2708 posts in 892 days

#4 posted 802 days ago

That’s beautiful, sorry you had to sell your bike, but this came out awesome.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

View Ken90712's profile


14821 posts in 1775 days

#5 posted 802 days ago

Great job, such details. Very artistic!!!!!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

View GenerationWW's profile


521 posts in 836 days

#6 posted 802 days ago

Very nice work, great detail. I think your shading is spot on.

-- list your handcrafted treasures @ for free!

View dust4tears's profile


397 posts in 734 days

#7 posted 730 days ago


-- Ride hard or go home~

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics :: gardening showcase