It has been a while since I have posted: it took longer than I thought it would take to turn lots of straight 2 inch thick boards into a long curved giraffe neck. But now I am doing finish sanding and, although these photos don’t show it, have started carving the hairs on the giraffe’s mane. That is a bit tedious but I will send another post showing that in a few days. Meanwhile, here are some photos to show you where I am right now.
This one shows the tops of the legs and chest which will be leaning through the wall when it goes up. Incorporated into that section is wood which will go around and then attach to two wall studs with long threaded stock. If all goes well, it will hang from the wall without pulling it down; it is pretty heavy. I hope to finish with this stage by the end of this week and put on a primer coat this weekend. Once that is dry, I will need to go over the whole thing again with some fine sand paper before painting it. This is the fun part.