I have just about blogged this thing to death and I’m still not finished, but nearly so.
I still have to do the teeth, and I plan to do something with the tail. It is too drab and it doesn’t go too well with the lower belly. I will have to figure out how to solve both problems.
My next and last blog will be the resawing of the project just so you can enjoy the suspense and drama along with me. To get a good resaw I must, as Shipwright has advised me, get it nice and flat with an even thickness first. My goal here is to finish prep the surfaces prior to the resaw because it will be too thin afterward. This all might not be so easy, as I have noted a little warpage. I will try to eliminate this by tape clamping it between to plywood plated with something soft layered between the plates and the project.
Part of the prep work will be first filling all the small gaps with mastic. I plan to use sawdust from the appropriate woods mixed with glue.
Here’s how it looks after today’s work.
-- Mike, American in Norway