Happy New Year!
Well, I have to admit that we didn’t make it quite to midnight last night…but, we did watch a countdown from last year off of Youtube ( I know that’s cheating ). That, combined with a nice dinner and a little bit of wine ( just for the record, Paul’s drinking apple juice…I’m not ) rounded out New Year’s Eve just right for us.
As you can see from the background on my progress photo of my little penalty box hockey player, we’re getting our fair share of snow today following a pretty green ( actually, more barren than green ) Christmas.
He’s coming along nicely. I actually sanded the helmet down a bit…something that I don’t normally do with my carvings. In this case, I thought that the helmet in particular would just look a little nicer with a smoother finish. His face is coming along as well and I probably won’t do a lot more on it until I fit it to his shoulders, which are yet to be carved.
The little Country Hound is making some progress today as well. I decided on a circular base and will be routering a nice edge on the base today sometime. It took a bit of thinking but I finally made up a little fence out of the portions of the base that I cut away to form the circle. That fence will get a slot cut into the centre to accommodate the router bit, then I’ll just place the circular base in that “holder” and carefully turn the base within the fence and let the router do it’s work.
Well, that’s about it for now. We wish each of you all of the best things in 2015 and I thank each of you for being interested in and following my projects and inspiring me to try new things. That meant a lot to me in 2014. Mark.