By now I’ve cut in that notched part which is the “face” of the figure. Now I’ve every last design element in place. A surform tool to let me find the curve of the sprial planes and even them up, flatten the high spots – I thought I’d be using a chisel for this, but it’s cut is too local, not evenly spread on a curving surface. Its changeing the texture of the wood, shiny-er, harder, and smoother. I’m advised by Q. not to remove all marks of the chisel or saw and to have a mix of marks. A. says that finishing is a step of its own. I’m inviting all advice on this matter, I am undecided.