Man, 62, spends eight years building wooden car

  
Via:  buzz-of-the-orient  •  3 weeks ago  •  20 comments

By:   Wu Yong

Man, 62, spends eight years building wooden car

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Man, 62, spends eight years building wooden car

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Sun Lixue spent eight years building a wooden car with hands. [Photo by Zhang Xiaoting / for chinadaily.com.cn]

Sun Lixue, a 62-year-old carpenter from Tieling, Liaoning province, spent eight years building a sports car out of wood. The wooden car cost him more than 200,000 yuan ($28,430) and years of self-learning from internet.

Sun began to learn carpentry from his father at the age of 16. But he was fascinated with the idea of combining modern technology with tradition.

It was 10 years ago when he was surfing online that he found a brand-new world of creative carpentry.

"I discovered that my foreign counterparts could make almost everything with wood. So I thought I could too," said Sun. He decided to create one car with hands.

He started learning typing from scratch and taught himself ergonomics via the internet. Sun completely devoted the past eight years to his car.

"I hope this wooden car could be displayed out of the village and be appreciated by experts both at home and abroad," Sun said.

Li Dingdian contributed to this story.

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The car model is 1934 Mercedes 500K Special Roadster. [Photo by Zhang Xiaoting / for chinadaily.com.cn]

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Sun's house and his hand-made car. [Photo by Zhang Xiaoting / for chinadaily.com.cn]

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Sun Lixue is working on a wooden motor bicycle. [Photo by Zhang Xiaoting / for chinadaily.com.cn]

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Sun Lixue is assembling his wooden car. [Photo by Zhang Xiaoting / for chinadaily.com.cn]

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Buzz of the Orient
1  seeder  Buzz of the Orient    3 weeks ago

Surely Mercedes-Benz would not sue him for copyright/patent infraction - they should invite him and ship his car to Germany to show it off there.

 
 
 
Kavika
2  Kavika     3 weeks ago

Amazing piece of workmanship.

Kudos to Sun Luxie 

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
2.1  seeder  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Kavika @2    3 weeks ago

I wonder how long those bumpers will last.

 
 
 
MUVA
2.1.1  MUVA  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @2.1    3 weeks ago

Hey buzz I saw this on a TV show.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
2.1.2  seeder  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  MUVA @2.1.1    3 weeks ago

Sorry MUVA, I can't open YouTube.

 
 
 
MUVA
2.1.3  MUVA  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @2.1.2    3 weeks ago

I'll try a different way it's a wooden car also looks likes a old T bucket ford.I don't some woodworking myself we make interiors for older boston whaler boats.   

 
 
 
1stwarrior
3  1stwarrior    3 weeks ago

Dad and I used to restore and repair cars back in the '60's and 70's.  He was about as meticulous as it comes.

But, if he saw these two cars today, he'd be fighting to get out of his grave and get on one or two of his own.

 
 
 
MUVA
3.1  MUVA  replied to  1stwarrior @3    3 weeks ago

I started working at a body shop at age 13 sanding cars they still used lead.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
4  Paula Bartholomew    3 weeks ago

I think it is a thing of beauty and should be shared with the world.

 
 
 
TᵢG
5  TᵢG    3 weeks ago

What an amazing artistic accomplishment.    I wonder how much that car weighs and I hope he does not drive it.   One tiny fender bender and his artwork is toast.

 
 
 
Goodtime Charlie
6  Goodtime Charlie    3 weeks ago

Beautiful piece of work, does the car run? From the looks of his house in the background, the money he spent on the car would have been put to better use on home repairs.

 
 
 
Kavika
7  Kavika     3 weeks ago

Hopefully you can open this link Buzz. It's the 10 classic wooden cars of all time...

https://jalopnik.com/the-ten-coolest-wooden-cars-of-all-time-5870797

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
7.1  seeder  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Kavika @7    3 weeks ago

I could open the link and saw some amazing cars - works of art, so what the Sun LIxue did was not unique. I can remember seeing real woodie Chrysler Town and Country cars when I was young.

 
 
 
Kavika
7.1.1  Kavika   replied to  Buzz of the Orient @7.1    3 weeks ago

HIs may have not been unique but it is still a stunning work of art. 

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
7.1.2  seeder  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Kavika @7.1.1    2 weeks ago

Agreed.  Why I said it was not unique (although in a way it is one of a kind) is because it's been done before.

 
 
 
1stwarrior
7.2  1stwarrior  replied to  Kavika @7    2 weeks ago

Wwow.

 
 
 
†hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh
8  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh    3 weeks ago

I know this may be off topic but I woke up this morning with a wooden leg. It only took 7 hours to create.

 
 
 
MUVA
8.1  MUVA  replied to  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh @8    3 weeks ago

Woodrow Wilson is my favorite morning president.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
8.2  seeder  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh @8    3 weeks ago

Did the whale make you need it?

 
 
 
†hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh
8.2.1  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @8.2    3 weeks ago

Well I certainly wouldn't call her that but yes.

 
 
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