This IS a carving blog after all! So I spent a small portion of the day hunched over this log shaping it into something more presentable. Not much to show really. With the bugs and uncomfortable position, It makes working a little more challenging. ( I don't know how those carvers in India do it with just a mat to crouch down on.) Well, at least the form is taking shape. I have been studying the wood, namely that the center is mostly damaged by fungus, making it more like cork than oak. ( notice the mask to help show where the face is going to be.)So I have to avoid going in too deep. Also there is a lovely knot that looks like an arm that I am trying to incorporate in the form. I'll have to See how much I have to work on it to make it look right. The rest of the night was spent sharpening the chisels that get dull from dropping them on the concrete ( GRRR!) Oh! And the last 4 episodes of Claymore are out! You can find them on UberAnime.com It's a great series! and I would recommend seeing them all! Enjoy! Ep 23 C22 Uber-Anime.com!