We have seen all kinds of amazing wood car masterpieces from Wood art on Youtube. Heck, we even saw some wooden replicas big enough to drive. Each is filled with little details that are so good that they sometimes go unnoticed. This time around, there is absolutely no chance you will miss the crowning glory of the latest version.
Yes, the big Lexus grille is polarizing and controversial. This is perhaps the most polarizing and controversial of the GX 460, which got the spindle treatment for its last facelift in 2020. The SUV’s mouth is extremely large, punctuated with rows upon rows of tiny L’s positioned at different angles to give it a tapered look. This is the defining visual feature of the SUV, and as such, it is also the defining feature of this 1/13 scale wooden replica.
And we mean to define. Just like the real thing, this GX 460 model has the same number of L-notches in the grille and each one is tilted in the appropriate direction. FYI, it’s over one hundred L notched, all at 1/13 scale. The process begins by simply carving out the lines in a cross and honestly, the pattern would have looked great like that. Once the large chisel is complete, a very small chisel enters for the last pass.
Mind you, this is all done by hand – it’s condensed into a 30-second edit roughly halfway through the video, but in reality you’re dealing with hours of extremely tedious work. Whatever your take on the real GX 460 and its larger-than-life grille, this exceptional recreation is worthy of all the respect in the world.
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That’s not to say the rest of this wooden Lexus is just adequate. Some of the details you might miss include extensive chisel work to create the 460’s wavy body lines that are virtually invisible on the final product. Naturally, the doors open to reveal a detailed interior, the hood opens to show the 4.6-liter V8 engine, and the wood tires with their full tread are bolted to the front and rear functional suspension components.
We can’t wait to see the rest on the chopping block.