Well mentioned awhile back I was taking a wood carving class, had some confusion and didn't get registered and wound up with no materials for me. Instructor took off for Europe on a month long cruise, a week or so later and didn't return until 10 days ago. He called me up the day after he got back, and scheduled class for last Saturday. The other student that was supposed to be there, got tied up in traffic and didn't make it. Had a one on one session last weekend, so I caught up with her in class and we both finished up this weekend. Initial class project was an eagle's head. Interesting to carve! What would appear to be the simplest part of it, was actually the most difficult. (That little knot on the back of his nose!) This one was all power carving using Dremel moto-tool. Week 1 Progress: Any mistakes made you fix with Quick Wood Epoxy Wood Putty instructor got a little carried away on the eye socket on this side showing me how to do that, and we had to rebuild it. Week Two: We finished carving, sanding, finished, mounted on base, and stuck the eyes on it. Finish on the base is min-wax in Cherry something, and acrylic paints. Was going to shoot some poly on it, but I'm not real impressed with the base, and I might have a chunk or two of wood in the barn, so I think this base is going to get replaced.