I've prepared several faces minus the eyes, in preparation for learning to carve eyes. I'm thinking this is a lot better than learning to carve eyes on the corner or flat side of wood. By preparing these faces prior to the actual eye practice, I'm hoping to maximize my learning experience.
Retired male. Next birthday will be 78. Spend most of my time carving and quilting. Retired early (51) from a major university; so I am gettin this retirement thing down real good. I talked myself into wood carving. My daughter talked me into making quilts.