The 1956 Chevy Nomad is undoubtedly an icon of ‘50s-era automotive styling, showing off an eye-catching two-door station wagon body style and two large rear tail fins. Now, one talented woodworker is recreating the ’56 Nomad in wood, as seen in the following feature video.
Coming to us from the Awesome Woodcraft YouTube channel, this 1956 Chevy Nomad is only the latest GM machine to be carved from wood, with the channel previously showing off a wooden Chevy Tahoe, a wooden Pontiac Trans Am, and a wooden GMC Hummer EV, to name only a few.
As you might expect, the project starts with a few simple blocks of wood. The builder begins by tracing the profile of the Chevy Nomad into two of the pieces of wood, which are then joined together by a few square sections. The square sections are then chiseled and sanded down to create the front fascia, rear end, and roof of the model.
The hood section is then whittled down, while the headlights are drilled into the fenders. The grille is nicely carved as well, showing fine detail in the slats, while the bumper and hood ornament provide a lovely complement.
Later, we watch as the builder carefully creates the V8 engine, which is composed of several smaller pieces to create the pulleys, air cleaner, valve covers, and other bits. The builder even adds a belt and some wires.
Indeed, the level of detail this thing brings is impressive. The dash is also quite nicely executed, showing off a small steering wheel, column shifter, gauges, and even some logos. The builder also adds seats, complete with stitching and upholstery, while the doors received some extra detailing as well.
Seeing this thing come together is quite satisfying, while the silver paint and windows added towards to end of the video really makes the final product pop.
Check out the full video below: