[Leg Vise Chop] Finished Carving

Well, after two sweaty hours out in the shop today in ridiculous humidity, I was able to wrap up the last of the carving and put on the final touches.

Here it is with the basic shaping and sanding complete.

Then I went back with two different sized nail sets and gently hammered in a scale patter on the dragon heads and necks:


And finally used my carving chisels and chip carving knife to cut the year numbers.

Now it’s time to put a coat of clear shellac on the carving (those teeth are small enough that I want at least a minimum of protection…) and star work on mounting it to the bench!!



About Steven M. Vaught

A native son of Delaware, now living in Illinois, Steven is a writer, family historian, amateur astronomer, sometimes-gardener, woodworker, father to three wonderful children, husband to a wonderful wife, and caretaker of one cheeky vizsla.
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