Another dip into the carver. This has happened before, many many times.
But there is a satisfaction with it, it is time enough, and something to throw your weight behind. Pride.
And when they ask, what are you up to? show and tell.. let it speak for itself. Blank canvas.. just what is required.
Will it resonate correctly, the walls must be receptive to the vibrations created. Falling on silence or distaste - that would be an interesting result.
So it is a starting block, a foundation on which to build the rest. Piece by piece. Home base.