Thursday, September 5, 2013

08 Joint Design Nº 299

Today I cut 2cm out of the left upper carving wax arm. I used masking tape, to layout where I wanted to make the cut, just like I did yesterday with the lower arm. I scribed the lines to cut with my paring knife. Then I made the cuts with the X-Acto knife. Click on any image to enlarge it.

I used my wax pen to tack the shortened upper arm together again. I used pieces of scrap carving wax to fill in the welds. I used my paring knife to subtract excess carving wax from the filled welds. This is how I do it.

As I mentioned before, I can adjust the tension of the test-strung doll by cutting the S-hook shorter. This works great. It is much easier than taking out the whole loop of elastic, untying it, then retying it and restringing the doll.

Today it actually looks like I did some work. To me, this left arm length looks much better than the length of the right arm.

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