it's gettin there but it takes time.... I need to stay cautious , i'm doing direct carvin in a thick piece of pinewood , and the intricate design got no more than 1/8 inch thickness for some parts. total dimension 27inches high X 14inches large
believe me i am pretty nervous!!! at that point an error could be tragic,so i take my time.and on summer time my studio is open to visitor...so i'm often interrupt...i tought i would have this piece done weeks ago!anyway,i'll be able to give it more time real soon..summer almost over.
thanks. to have such a large piece of wood to dry without any crack you have to take your time..and choose a perfect and still green log.have it sawing up the thickness (4 to 5 inches is ok) you want but be carefull not to use the heart on the log for your wood's piece . store your piece outside on a flat stand allowing air to flew around and cover it to protect from rain and sun , galvanized aluminium sheet are perfect for that purpose...and forget it for months . be sure that the air can flew all around !