Step 3: The curved part of the vertebrae

Picture of The curved part of the vertebrae
For the curved parts of each vertebra I firstly marked sections at roughly 1.25" increments. Where I had made these marks I cut a "V" shaped groove around to begin the shape of the vertebra. To make the curves between these I simply used a gouge to cur around the stick. The gouge I used is around #5 sweep, I don't know the exact size because it's a home made gouge. These curves should be around 2/3'rds of the way around the stick, leaving space for the bones that stick out of the spine.

It'll probably take a few brews before you carve them all!

pfred24 years ago
I'd love to see an Instructable of how you make home made gouges. That one you have there looks mighty nice to me!