Chevy Truck – Intarsia Woodworking
The difference between men and boys is the prize of their toys ~ Doris Rowland
I have had the pleasure of doing another truck project. This time it is of a Chevrolet Silverado. A while back, I did an intarsia project of my son’s Ford Boss truck (reference Boss post). One of his friends that he grew up playing football with saw the finished project and wanted one done of his truck. He sent me over a photograph of his truck to use as a template and to make a pattern from.
In the picture, there were a few details such as the chrome grill that he did not want included in the piece. These were very minute details that I just omitted from the design. I took the photograph and sketched out a pattern.
Once I had a good pattern to go by, I cut out the pieces of wood and began shaping them to match the curvature of the body style. On a piece like this, it is very important to capture even the little details in the curvature of the vehicle. If not, this will through everything off. Even though the rims are black and blend into the tire somewhat, I wanted the details of them to show through, so it was important to include as much detail as possible. Again with this piece, I wanted the truck to appear as though it was about to drive right out of the frame. In order to achieve this look, the pieces must be cut at just the right angle to give the picture this affect.
Once I had completed the process of shaping and reassembling the pieces to create the design, it was time for paint.
To add more character to the project, I added the Chevrolet Bowtie and a flame design on the background.
-- Chris Mobley - http://www.cmobleydesigns.com