Monday, January 7, 2013

08 Joint Design Nº 61

I went really crazy today and started cutting the left arm with a paring knife, heated by a jeweler's alcohol lamp. Click on any image to enlarge it.

I left a little tab on it for awhile, until I could figure out exactly where the 40mm carving wax ball should go, in relation to the cut out.

I finally figured it out. Then I positioned the ball and used my wax pen to tack it into place. Once the tacks cooled, I welded the ball to the arm, using my wax pen. This is the outside of the arm. I used some scrap pieces of carving wax to fill in between the arm and the ball.

This is the inside of the arm. There is a lot of wax to trim away from the inside of the arm.

This photo shows how much I trimmed from the inside of the arm.

This is the outside of the arm, with some of the carving wax trimmed away.

This is a side view, showing that only about one third of the ball is sticking out from the arm, to fit in the shoulder socket. It is going to be a shallow socket.

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