Started this project over a year ago. The wood is Ancient kauri, I bought it for it’s neat history knowing nothing of it’s carving characteristics. It was going to be a clock, but during the final part of cutting in the celtic design the side of the block cracked. I was going to toss it, but s friend said to hold on to it and look at it again later. Now it’s later and I have an idea, it’s weird I promise.
During this process, the fragility of the wood along the grain interrupts me. Not for the last time either.
Thinning the design…...
-- God bless, Michael, Roanoke VA.