Today I got back onto the Gracie project. It’s been awhile since I really spent time on it. I was able to sand everything and started the staining process. Today I stained the belt black, as well as the letters accross the chest. It’s very tedious work. In case your wondering about bleeding into other areas, it turns out that the glue holding the inlay in helped prevent it pretty good. My hands aren’t as steady as they used to be, but I still was able to keep between the lines. I wiped off the color in order to see the grain. It won’t be black black, as you can see the hugh of the bamboo. But I didn’t want it to be either. I want the viewer to see the grain of the bamboo.
This project has taken forever. I still need to figure out what I want to do for the fighter inlay on the chest area. But I need to make some progress while I think it out, so I’m going to continue staining and will start the white tomorrow, and hopefully have the inlay in and the color done by monday as I have the day off.
I hope everyone has a Happy and Safe fourth of July.
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