This isn’t the first time we’ve seen Woodworking Art’s masterful woodcarving skills on YouTube. However, this is the first time that we have seen this talent directed towards a smaller car. In this case we are talking about real world size because from the look of things this Mustang is not built to scale with the F-150 Raptor and Toyota Land Cruiser that we covered earlier. But that makes no difference in how cool this classic 1967 Shelby GT500 is.
As always, the project begins with large pieces of unfinished wood that will ultimately serve as different sections of the car. You would think that everything is carved from one piece of wood, but it is far of the truth. The left and right sides of the body are drawn and cut separately, as are the roof, hood, doors, trunk, interior, tires and wheels. This is why the classic ‘Stang has so many moving parts, which for this project even includes a steering wheel it turns.
All tool measurements are involved for the project. Primary cuts are made with a small bandsaw, but there are also a lot of hand cuts. Getting the correct angles for the roof and hood requires a small handsaw, and there is a lot of chiseling, too. This is where the real skill comes in – anyone can cut wood with a bandsaw, but the precise use of a wood chisel is something that only comes with years of experience. . The chisel is used for everything from basic shaping to adding incredible details such as the tread patterns in the tires and detail work on the wheels. And the fantastic finished project speaks for itself.
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We also love this Mustang’s “tinted” windows being separate tinted wood sections. Besides, it wouldn’t be difficult to seal and paint these wood carved projects for a more realistic look, but the beauty here isn’t just to recreate a scale replica of a car. It captures the Mustang’s timeless design in the grain of the wood – a process that took three weeks from start to finish according to the video description. Condensed in this eight-minute video, it’s a timelapse construction that we could watch over and over again.