It is now once again Eggroll Time. I am continuing what I started on the previous posts.
Today I'm gonna do the hands and guitar. As with any wood carving work, I try my best to remove as much wood as possible with power tools before actual carving. Here is the neck-cradling hand roughed out on the band saw. If you look closely you can see some penciled in fingers. The nubbin on the bottom will be his thumb.
This photo is a little blurry but this is what the hand looks like after I carved it.
This is the inner face of the strumming hand.
...And the outer face of the strumming hand.
Here is a bandsawed guitar shape. Also I started putting some vein lines in it. I tried to stay reasonably close to the drawn version. I made this guitar out of walnut because it's strong and I don't want the skinny neck to break. The rest of this guy is made of mahogany, which is very good for carving.
I used sections of toothpicks to simulate tuning keys. The tone and volume knobs are made from 3/16" dia dowels. What is not shown in this photo is the bridge. In this picture you can see I outlined a bridge behind the pickup, but I felt it needed to be raised. After this photo was taken I cut a piece of dowel the same length as the outline, and sanded one side so it was half-round, and glued that into the bridge location.
Here's a crudely cobbled together version of what the pieces will look like when they are resting on the eggroll's belly. (That's another one of those sentences I suspect has never been spoken in the history of the English language.)