I'll finish them when I get back from Ouagadougou. Work trip, another embassy.
Sunday, January 30, 2011
Sunday, January 23, 2011
I will use it to reach a wee bit above final thickness and finish with scraper. Or thickness sander if it decides to behave.
Saturday, January 22, 2011
I'll also consider a lever to put pressure on the wood on both sides of the planer.
Are you paying attention?! I will be asking questions later.
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
After half an hour of carving, I always feel elated. Like maybe a replica of my former and younger self, instead of like a shadow.
Andy in Switzerland, it is coming along. Slowly.
Thursday, January 6, 2011
And the damn cedar looks dinged and used already, it dents so easily during assembly. And assembling it the way I did this time involved a bit of brute force.
So I started the polishing process. Can you believe I promised binding, shellac, AND nail guards? I was either drunk, or Robin must have been very beautiful that night. Nail guards will be put on after a few coats of shellac, I don't want those to bond on bare wood in case I have to replace them.
As you see, I polish with a piece of masking tape where the bridge goes. Thanks Erich on UU for writing about your good experience of doing that. So far no glue from the tape had bled out, and it is easier getting a good finish around the bridge this way.
And thanks to that guy on the internet (I'm sure you know who I mean...) who gave me the idea of using an eraser in the muneca instead of a piece of wool.
I'm gonna let the shellac gas out a bit now.
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Monday, January 3, 2011
I think I'll have to rely on Robin's tinnitus, and just tell him it sounds exactly the same as before.