The flat surfaces gradually disappear as I carve deeper into the wood and commit to the details. I have to concentrate very hard as it would be very easy to make mistakes! At this stage the smaller tools come into use and I use a wide variety of different shaped blades for the intricate cuts. It takes many hours each day and my hands are starting to feel like leather!
I listen to the radio while I work and I keep hearing reports on the news about various remembrance projects around the country. It makes me realise that we are part of something big and important , this encourages me in my carving.