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Damn the ̶T̶o̶r̶p̶e̶d̶o̶s̶ Blemishes, Full Speed Ahead!

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.