So my little brother is all about scorpions these days, to the extent that his superhero persona is "Scorpion Man." (There's a fun story behind that, but I digress.) I was
going to make him a superhero jetpack for Christmas, but I discovered that I have no idea how to do this. So instead here's a scorpion in stained walnut with a kitschy version of Egyptian designs on it in gold leaf.
All in all, I'm pretty happy with it. The wiring took a couple of tries to get right, but the whole thing is sturdy enough to be a toy (and it is a toy, not a decorative piece) for a six year old, and
I may have an interesting tattoo to boot after getting some wood stain into a deep cut on my finger. If I ever do another one there will be some differences, but there always are.
Anyway, Merry Christmas everyone, and Merry Christmas, Benjamin!
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