Saturday, March 9, 2013

08 Joint Design Nº 122

I decided to try and trim some of the ribcage off the bottom of the upper torso, so I started out by making a mark between the collar bones. Then I stuck a small knitting needle into the mark to make a small hole. This hole will be used as a base point for my wooden pottery calipers. Click on any image to enlarge it.

I made some marks with a Sharpie permanent marker, 1cm apart on  some  masking tape that I placed where I want to change the bottom of the ribcage.

After putting some masking tape on the other side of the bottom of the torso, I used the wooden pottery calipers to transfer the lines to the other side. I checked and double-checked my measurements. One point of the calipers were placed in the small hole I made between the collar bones. The other point was adjusted to the bottom of each line.

I am only removing a small bit at a time.

I cut the masking tape along the line on each side of the torso. This is the left side.

This is the right side.

I use my paring knife to remove the carving wax up to the scribed lines on both sides.

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