This incredible carved wooden motorcycle is what happens when an exceptionally skilled carpenter runs low on work and needs a project to keep him busy.
Russian carpenter Yuri Hvtisishvili was looking for something to occupy his time during a period when work was slow. His passion for Soviet motorcycles led him to decide on carving a full-scale model of one.
Hvtisishvili’s motorcycle of choice was the legendary IL-49, which he chose partially because of its distinctive seat and gas tank.
Using only beech and pine, Hvtisishvili made every part of the motorcycle – including the bolts and other tiny details – from wood. He painstakingly recreated every last inch of the bike.
It took the master carpenter four months to complete this gorgeous carved motorcycle. After showing off this piece, we doubt Hvtisishvili has had any more trouble finding carpentry work.