Along with a few other distracting tasks today, I got back into the shop and worked on the eyblock sculpting. Things have progressed along. I added a thicker base block as I mentioned in the last blog. It is still not permentantly attached and will not be until the eyeballs and eyelids are painted and installed. For the shaping I put a small screw and a couple of pins to hold the pieces together. The line at the nose is not blended and sanded smooth yet and it will also have to wait until things are being assembled.
Yesterday I promised a photo of the lever arms on the back of the eyelids. Here it is! you can see that I will need to sand the back surface so all the pieces are flush when glued to the rest of the head. This is another assembly critical tasks as this has to be done before the eyelids are permanently installed. I will do this and set the eyes to the right depth tomorrow and then set things aside while I work on another part of the project. Might be the head ring or doing a test setup of the hinges. I will see how the spirit moves me.
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