Have you got any dense Hardwoods and TINY Ball Nose bits, OR a 30 degree engraving bit with .01" or smaller flat?
Shrinking that design down to a hand held(2.5-3") in a Dense wood, carves in hours, and feels amazing in the hand!!
Dad LOVED holding my work in his hand!!
Denser the wood, the less work needs to be done after carving it seems, and also needs less coats of finishing.
Even just a mineral oil/wax finish feels GREAT:)
Feel free to PM me for Tiny tips!
When my Dad did the pre-op,post-op,ICU(weeks), and then rehab....He said he felt more sorry for the long helpless feeling faces, than for himself.
What he LOVED was people telling stories about their times together that meant something to them growing up!!
Fathers seem to be insecure creatures, and are always wondering if they did a good job...Finding out he got a good report card meant the World to Dad!!
Funny to hear His side of the same story too!
Young friend started having remedial brain surgery at age 10 for incurable tumor behind his right eye, they only remove the mass when pain in eye gets to bad.
21 and 4 operations later now, and what he remembers best are my stories
Good thoughts still going out!