It’s been ‘a day or two’ since I posted any new content here, but there have been ‘extenuating circumstances’, not all of which have subsided. Nevertheless, there has been some progress, and I thought I should post at least some preliminary pictures of that progress.
The black heartwood you see on the right side is “weak”, and the large piece (lower left in the above photo), has a crack in it that persists into the internal cavity. I am planning to fill that with black epoxy to stabilize it before I do any more shaping.
After this forearm is finished, I’ll have to start working on the butt(s). I think those are going to be a real challenge to get the angles right. We’ll see.