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Saturday, June 29, 2013

Whew... Done...ish... Pffftttt... Who Am I Kidding???

Gracious meo! It is over 100 degrees in my garage so I got to sanding pretty quick. I'm done with the carving part of this project... That is... unless I decide to put something on the headstock and plate. I do have to decide where I will put my signature or if I will just put my dove symbol.
A bit more sanding, staining, and then sending it off to be sealed and this one is done!

My new made up Paisley-Pinecone-Bone flower...LOL

Friday, June 28, 2013

Spit'n Distance... Not That Far...

Well, I'm within spit'n distance of having the carving completed on the Warlock. I'm ready to be finished with this project... I have so many others that won't let me sleep at night.
Pretty much need to finish this Paisley flower and do some touch up and I am done with the carving.

Turns out that the vertigo was caused by my ear problems. I had a sexy case of impacted wax and it was causing the tube to not drain properly... ergo... or eargo... had to have my ears washed out. Still have a bad headache... UGG...WHINEEEEEE!!

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Vertigo and Paisley

It has been a horrid day... woke up with the worst vertigo ever. Last time this happened I could not drive for almost 2 years. I'm sure it is a combination of TMJ and some ear trouble that has been pester'n me for the last 8 months. Anywho... I have an appointment in the morning to get my ear looked at... or into... hopefully this will be short-lived.

I didn't get much accomplished on the Warlock today. I did get the top notches completed and some of the petals and paisley work kinda sorta done...
Paisley makes me think of mom... she always called them "little fish"

Seems I didn't get all of the finish off of the edges... sigh... o well more to do 

Notches along the top of the Warlock...

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Nuther Sugar Skull and Technical Difficulties...

Slowly making progress in spite of a few equipment probs... I have most of the "roughing in" of the design done. Was fighting mosquitoes so Steven took me to get a shop fan which blows those lil bloodsuckers out of the garage.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Warlock Sugar Skull Ready Set Go!!

After sanding down the Warlock and preparing to carve the Mermaid & Serpent... Aaron saw the "clean slate" and said, "What if you put a skull on it instead?" So... I was off to find a sugar skull that he might like and after sending pictures in test messages, he decided on one. 

After hours and hours of sanding... 

This is a hole someone drilled into the body. I am not sure if I will incorporate it into the design or fill it...

Outline kinda sorta done and the dental work begins...

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Dragon... or rather Dragging...

Ok... so I got this new toy (SCM 400xs) and well... so I started on a dragon carving... and I've just about gotten tired of working on it because I want to get started on carving the guitar. Kat told me that it was time to stop working on it and seal it and mooove on... so I'm moving on...

The stain is too dark... UGG

After some gold Rub & Buff and several coats of shellac

Friday, June 7, 2013

Warlock Mermaid

Ok... pretty much done with the drawing part of the Warlock project. I'm hoping to get started with the carving this weekend.