Thursday, December 26, 2013

08 Joint Design Nº 411

I picked up the left lower carving wax arm and began sanding it with 60-grit sandpaper. This is what it looked like after lightly sanding it. I can easily see where it needs some work. Click on any image to enlarge it.

I use my wax pen and a scrap of carving wax to fill some places that need filling.

After adding, I use my paring knife to subtract excess filler. Even after getting some fancy carving tools, this paring knife, picked up for 50 cents at a flea market, is still one of my most favorite tools.

When I subtract carving wax, I try to match the surrounding surface as best as I can. I may not get it exactly right this time around, and may have to do some more adding and subtracting later on, to get it right.

After subtracting carving wax, I sand again. Once again, this shows me where work needs to be done.

The actual work is practice, practice and more practice: adding, subtracting, and smoothing repeatedly. ~ Martha Armstrong-Hand (1920-2004)

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