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this is a carving that i had done, made from mahognay wood (forgive my spelling if it is wrong). the man who made it, i have no knowledge who he was. i work over-seas (abidjan, ivory coast,,,located west africa) and a local that worked for me was telling me they had guys who could carve anything,,,,so i showed him one of those maisto 1/18th scale yellow 748's,,,,and he said he could do it. gave him the bike and a month later when he came back this is what he had done for me. i thought that it was pretty damn cool myself. for being it's size and being made from wood, he done good details i thought.


it rests on the stand, with the front wheel up





dual front disk rotors



even the rear disk rotor



 
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Re: Carved Ducati From Mahogany! (blkhalo996)

Jeez, that model is giving me wood.
 
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Re: Carved Ducati From Mahogany! (blkhalo996)

jeez..thats amazing.
just curious..how much would the local craftsman get for something like this and how many hours would you estimate it took???
impressive
 
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Re: Carved Ducati From Mahogany! (blkhalo996)

BLKHALO996,
That`s one beautiful/complicated work of art !!!
(I have carved a couple of airplanes and know how dificult that is).
Let me give you some info, the wood he used is not Mahogany, it`even better and much harder to carve, it`s called Majo. You can see the white grain area, that identifies Majo wood. Mahogany ( Sweetenia sp. ) is more like light red-wine color and is all one color. Majo is more like almost black/dark grey with the distinctive white areas.
This wood carvers from Africa are simply amazing, I have seen carvings from Africa that will be trully imposible with the most advanced computerized milling tecnology.
One of my brothers brought carvings from Africa which are just simply amazing.
Too bad this artisans do not ever get the recognition they deserve.
JT
 
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Re: Carved Ducati From Mahogany! (blkhalo996)

That is just sweet.


The detail is amazing.
 
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Re: Carved Ducati From Mahogany! (Drei)

That's awesome.
 
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Re: Carved Ducati From Mahogany! (jpuck91)

Incredible...
 
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Re: Carved Ducati From Mahogany! (blkhalo996)

That is beautiful!
You are very lucky to have that. I would love to have one!
 
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Re: Carved Ducati From Mahogany! (johnnymotocros)

thanks for clearing that up for me, johnnymotocros. forgive me, i was just assuming that it was made from mahogany. that's the type of wood that i would say most of the wood carvings are made from. i'm not sure on how long it took him in hours to do it. i paid the man $125 for it,,,,pretty good deal i think. i'm now wishing that i would have had it done in ivory. i was told he could do it in wood or ivory,,,,ivory would have cost a little more. but i would have hated to have it taken by customs. i hate to say, but the guy who had it done for me no longer works with us,,,,but i think i'll ask some of the other locals if they know of any one else,,,

thanks for all the good compliments,,,,
 
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Re: Carved Ducati From Mahogany! (johnnymotocros)

hey, johnnymotocros,,,,since you know a good bit about carvings,,,,is there something that i should put on the wood to keep from getting an old or drying out look? you know how some times wood get that dry, cracking look years down the road. this is something that i want to keep for as long as i can.
 
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