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The final goalHard as it may be to believe, it was once possible to buy an automobile whose body was made substantially out of wood. Yes, those old cars were known as Woodies, and today surviving specimens are both rare and priceless.
Sean Headrick, an Atlanta-area woodworker, is currently restoring the wooden bodywork on a dilapidated old 1948 Chevy Woody station wagon. On Saturday, June 16, he will demonstrate some of the special techniques he’s using to reproduce the wooden components on this old automobile while explaining the many challenges involved in such a difficult undertaking.
This free event will begin at 10am at Highland Woodworking at 1045 N. Highland Avenue, NE in Atlanta. The June 16 demo is part of the store’s outstanding Saturday Mornings at Highland series, a weekly experience that is free, fun and educational for anyone interested in woodworking. Topics will vary from week to week, ranging from refinishing furniture to sharpening tools to woodturning and carving and many other creative opportunities.
Visit Highland Woodworking for more information about the Saturday Mornings at Highland educational series.
For project photos, see Sean’s blog at : http://rebuildingchevywoody.blogspot.com
Read our Wood News Online interview with Sean and see a gallery of his work.

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