Compass – Second draft

Today, I took another stab at my compass and gear pattern.  First, I made the whole thing smaller, because what I had before would not fit on the flask on which I eventually intend to use the design.  Second, I made the background gear smaller.  This is the trace:

And third, I did a much better job with the dye this time:

I kept the color scheme from last time, but this time I applied it more carefully.   I wiped away the excess and buffed it a bit to smooth out the color.  And this time I used regular black, instead of raisin, for the empty part of the gear.   I applied a proper coat of finisher on top of the colors when I was done.  I like it.

I need to be more careful with the cutting, though.  If the gear looks lopsided, that’s because it is – I accidentally undercut some of my trace lines and made one side thinner than the other.   I tried to fix it with the beveling, but I don’t think it worked.

Now need to figure out what to do with the rest of the flask.

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