I decided that the cuttlefish is attacking a fish as the wood looks a bit like a fish tail shape after I did some band saw outlining so I worked on giving more form to that area.
The end of the wood has some finger-joint routing that seems to look OK.
The area below the fishtail looks like a good place to shape some coral type formation.
The eye of the cuttlefish is formed using 2 sizes of forstner bit on the drill press.
The area below the cuttlefish seems to suggest the head of a fish – maybe the other end of the one being attacked to I worked on that.
I also added to the pattern surrounding the large hole that had been drilled through the original pine and started another area of coral.
The pyrography looks a bit like some sort of seaweed so I decided to outline and preserve this as well.
So this is where it now stands and I am thinking the original project might attach something like this.
-- David Australia