All done! I really like how the carving turned out. Strapwork is now my new favorite decoration. If you recall, I’m making this box for a friend. But…
It wasn’t until applying linseed oil that I noticed a most curious blemish on the front edge of the bottom. I am quite puzzled as to its origin. The board was clear up to applying the oil.
I made a few more passes with a plane, sanded it with coarse sandpaper, and even tried a bit of dark stain, yet the blemish persists! Perhaps this is just how it wants to look. Besides, who am I to mess with Mother Nature.
I guess I will just have to convince myself that this little spot simply adds character to my strapwork carved box. Unless someone has a clue as to what might have caused this, then I’m all ears!