Work on the tree continued this weekend!
|Here the trunk is shaved down and the skeleton of the branches has been added.|
|Here the tree trunk has been partially carved and we started foaming and shaving the branches.|
The tree is coming along nicely. Most of the left branch has been shaved down. The right branch had just started being foamed when I took the last picture.
This has turned out to be a real labor of love. Overall, it isn't difficult. I originally wanted the branches to be removable but at the last minute I decide to attach them permanently to the trunk. It turned out that the foam was too heavy for the 1/2" PVC and I was afraid if I didn't permanently fix the branches to the truck they might just fall off. Needless to say, that would not be good.
I guess I'll have to figure out where I'm gonna store this thing at a later time.
For now, we move forward with the tree.
I'll keep you updated!