Our car club got together at an indoor go karting place and I took the 16-year-old daughter (she still has her learner's permit) and she raced with us. I think the experience will help her when she someday attempts to drive on the DC Beltway!
Anyway, after we got home I grabbed the chainsaw and got back to work on the stump. Today I did a lot of smoothing of rough edges and removing the last remnants of bark, and I did some shaping around the eyebrows, nose, and lips. I took a break from the chainsaw for a while and got out the rubber mallet and chisels and worked on some areas around the corner of the eyes and nose - places where I couldn't get the saw to do anymore detail.
After about 45 minutes of chiseling, I went back to the saw and used it to do some smoothing and shaping on the back side of the stump. I'm really starting to feel like I'm getting close with this project, but I know there's more chiseling left to do.
So here are the most current photos, taken with my iPhone so quality is not quite as good. I'll be working on it again tomorrow and I'm off Monday, so I'll get some time in then too.
I'm doing what I can to remove the cut marks, but at some point I'm
probably going to give up on that, it's a pain the the a**
The other eye - still some chiseling and shaping to do here
I don't have any ideas for what to do with the back,
but I'm getting sick of carving, so I will probably stain
it as is, and someday if I get the urge, I can always do
some more carving on the back
Area around the upper lip and nose, I need to
do some chiseling and smoothing here too