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.