Monday, July 26, 2010

Gabby Hayes Bust – Part 2 – Indicating The Facial Planes

We’re starting to get serious about this and Gabby is starting to show his face in that piece of wood.  In this segment I prime the canvas for the details to soon follow.  Just like building a house, you have to have a good foundation laid before you can start the actual construction of the building.  Using that metaphor I guess you could say with this video we frame in the walls.  Next up we start nailing on the siding.  


If you hear grinding in the background it’s because the Stump Grinders finally showed up.  I put up a short video of the grinder at work.  Now that is one wicked carving machine!  We’ve got chainsaw carving so it probably won’t be long before someone comes along using a stump grinder. 

My new video carving setup is just on the other side of the shop from the paint station.  Putting it in a dark corner with no widows nearby lets us control the lighting more and moves us away from the clutter of the shop.  I put up a felt covered bulletin board this morning which makes it even easier to see what’s going on.


  1. Lynn, another great video, great detail thanks so much for "going slow" for us.

  2. looking forward to seeing this one finished. I love old Gabby!

  3. Thank you Lynn for showing us how much you sawed off the head.