Another day, another late night posting it seems. Going to keep this one short since it’s late and I have to get up in about 5 hours. I was only able to put in about another 2 hours on this, since my wife and I went kayaking after work and got home later.
Tonight I added the white patches to the socks at the toes and the heels. This went fairly smoothly, though on a few of them the small red area below the inlay cracked and had to be put back in place.
Once I finished with that, I needed to move onto the seams on the baseball. I cut some wenge strips that are approximately 3/32” wide and inlayed them into the white background.
Once I finished with that, I moved onto the stitching. I had originally planned on making the stitches out of Bloodwood, but it is just taking way too long to cut the bloodwood veneer and it cracks much easier on small pieces, so I decided to keep the “black” wenge instead.
Now it’s starting to look like a baseball. This is where I left off tonight. Tomorrow will be finishing out the stitching, adding a wenge border, and working on the outer circles.
-- End grain is like a belly button. Yes, I know you have one. No, I don't want to see it.