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Sunday, July 31, 2016

Dead in the water

This post contains gore pics. 

I started carving the necks. First two went well, excellent even. First I made the Spanish cedar neck as a warm up, then an alder neck. The third one was also alder but had a more difficult grain. The spokeshave couldn't make the heel as easily as usual so I took the neck in my hand and started whittling away. 

Did I mention I didn't bring my kevlar gloves? Did I mention I honed my whittling knife last night?

Good news: no tendons were cut. 

Eight stitches at the emergency ward. Yay. 

Now I won't finish the necks here. But fear not, the hand will mend. It always does. 

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