you’ve got to admit it’s getting better

It’s getting better all the time. Yes, a good day’s carving today. I have circumnavigated the rot, if you’ll excuse the nautical terminology!

WINGSCAPES TIMELAPSE PLANTCAM

The “lump” is now on its side and the base is marked out for shaping.

WINGSCAPES TIMELAPSE PLANTCAM

It wasn’t good that it was starting to move as I was applying the chainsaw so I have screwed it to the “bench”. Those large holes you can see are where the keel bolts fixed this part of the keel to the rest of the boat. I’ll have to fill those since they are not part of my sculpture plan.

WINGSCAPES TIMELAPSE PLANTCAM

The teak is quite tough so in order to shape it roughly I have chosen to cut into the profile with the chainsaw and then mostly to chisel out the waste wood. This was easy where the wet and rotten wood is but a lot tougher on the dry good wood.

WINGSCAPES TIMELAPSE PLANTCAM

As the side started to take shape I used an electric planer to smooth down to the chainsaw cuts.

WINGSCAPES TIMELAPSE PLANTCAM

These stills, by the way, are taken from the timelapse video I am compiling of the whole sculpting process. So far I have a shot for every 10 seconds of activity!

A good day today. Tomorrow I’ll start all over again on the port side.

WINGSCAPES TIMELAPSE PLANTCAM

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s