Preppin’ the Woodblock
I spent most of my weekend prepping two large cut pieces of birch plywood. Each block measures 24×36″ and is 3/4″ inch thick. Both sides of each block will be carved so I went ahead and prepared all sides. Below are pictures of the process. Not pictured is my regular trip to Lowe’s where I carefully examine each piece of birch ply in stock and obsess over wood grain and knots. I also take advantage of their complimentary lumber cutting service on site so I don’t have to make any unnecessary sacrifices to the Lumber gods via hand saw.