Jeff Hobgood is a certifiable bad ass. He races a kick ass 1941 Willys Gasser pickup that is mint-o-licious as Brian would say, and on top of that he is an amazing automotive artist. His medium is a little strange to some of us, because it’s wood, but what Jeff “The Woodman” Hobgood can do with wood is truly amazing. He builds scale replicas, automotive inspired art, tables, and much much more.
If we could, we’d have about 30 different pieces of Jeff’s art in our house. In fact, one of Jeff’s customers told him “I’ve never been able to put anything car related in the house until my wife saw that model of my car you built. Now it sits right in the living room!”. Yeah, his stuff is that cool.
Jeff has been friends with the gang at Ridetech for years, and Jeff’s work can be seen throughout Ridetech owner Bret Voelkel’s office and home. Hell, we’d seen Jeff’s work for years before actually meeting him, but last summer we were lucky enough to come visit him and see what his shop is all about. As a guy that is into welding and metal work, a lot more than wood working, I can still tell you that his place is impressive. He does every bit of work himself, including all finishes, paint, etc.
We’re featuring a bunch of Jeff’s work below. Take a look at the details and raise your hand if you want one of his piston tables. I do! I do! Or how about the giant O2 sensor? And when you watch the video below, you’ll be amazed to find that Jeff doesn’t use any CNC machines to do any of his work. He’s a master of the lathe and mill, but this is truly hand made.
If you want more info on the stuff that Jeff builds, or want him to make something custom for you, just visit his website, TheRealWoodman.com
where you’ll find all kinds of other stuff he builds like Signs, Trophies, and Jewelry boxes. Plus, if you’ve got a Woodie or any antique car in need of wood restoration, Jeff can handle that too.