My goodness, it's been almost a year! Things got busy with work projects in the fall, then winter came along. It was a long, cold winter. I only keep enough heat in the shop to stay above freezing, using 2 small electric heaters. I hope to install a garage heater this year. In any case, I finally got back to work this afternoon.
Over the course of about 5 hours I smoothed out the scroll for the Sinister, so it is pretty much ready for mounting. Then I started on the scroll for Ashley's, using a small chisel to hollow out the outside of the scroll. It still needs more work before I can start smoothing it out, but my thumbs and fingers are now quite sore.