Although the form is
achieved marked visual differences from here to completion
are difficult to portray with photos and little to see evolving.
For the purposes of this exercise a coating of dye
is applied so the progression can be a little easier viewed
in the few following images.
sanding on a 4" pneumatic sanding drum smoothes all the
The remaining process of finishing is ninety percent hand
work and requires much the same time as to carve.
Two repeated steps of hand rubbing, largely with
individually shaped silicon carbide slip sticks.
A medium grit size followed by a
fine prior to sanding and polishing.