Monday, July 25, 2011

The Trout - Taking Shape

I mounted the basswood trout onto a carving jig and locked it into a bench vice. This frees up my two hands to use tools. The pectoral and abdominal fins are taking shape. More importantly, I agonisingly settled on the exact location of the eyes (yes there's a right eye on the other side) and so I could give the fish a face, so to speak. At this stage, I've use gouges and my Allen Goodman knife. I drilled a 4.5 mm hole for the eye pupils.