Oh, that blemish I was so worried about; well, given all the positive feedback, my worries have been alleviated. Thanks to one reader, it was deemed a feature. Perhaps to be seen as a one of a kind, decorative curiosity of nature. Who would have thought?
Since I enjoyed carving that strapwork pattern so much, I decided to keep to the theme and start another.
The variations to this pattern are endless. I do believe this is why it is so fun to carve.
After just about an hour or so, I was removing the background and heading toward another box.
I know I mentioned it before, but I have to say again that I am glad I bought this 6mm #3 gouge. It sure makes working around the strapwork easier.