I haven’t posted on the forearm shaping for a bit. It’s tough (for me anyway) to take pictures and “do”. Most of the ‘doing’ is pretty boring anyway. Regardless, While I still have a lot left to do, I thought I’d post some pictures and solicit [I]comments[/I], NOT praise. This is the birch, practice forearm. I’ve got a little more shaping to do on it. I’m not finished with the schnable shaping and there is some fine tuning on the main body. There’s a bit of ‘belly’ that I’m not too fond of, but there isn’t a lot I can do about it. The attachment screw is right where that belly starts, and because of the inletting for the hanger I can’t really thin that out any more and have any substantive “meat” for the screw head to seat against. So in large part, what you see is close to the final shape.
I’ll finish fine tuning the shaping, sand to probably no finer than 320, (but I might go to 400 on the ebony), then seal the grain with shellac, stain (probably something like “pecan”), and then finish with Linspeed or Birchwood Casey’s stock finish.