So I decided to stop doing nothing and carve yet another tree. This time I decided to bring it inside because it has been getting rather cold outside lately. I was impressed that this one was not as heavy as previous full tree carvings, but it still has a rotted center so, once again I will have to carve fairly shallow and try not to break into the rotted part. Well. I didn't get very far tonight, but I plan on making a dent tomorrow. Will post more pics then. It was most helpful that Red approved of the log.