Wednesday, January 9, 2013

08 Joint Design Nº 63

Working on the right arm to add a shoulder ball, I start out by tracing around a 40mm matte board cut out with a skew tool. Click on any image to enlarge it.

I am going to use the 7mm gouge to enlarge the opening for the carving wax shoulder ball.

It does not take too long to do since I recently did the left arm, and I remember how I did it.

I use a paring knife, heated with an alcohol lamp to cut off the top of the arm so the ball can fit better.

I use the wax pen to tack weld the ball to the upper arm. Then I start filling in the spaces with some scrap pieces of carving wax, and melting them into the arm and ball to fuse all the pieces together.

After doing some filling, I scrape the excess down with my paring knife.

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