Every carved piece is lifted by hand out of a piece of wax. My favorite place to work is in the car because at least two things are happening. So far so good. There are wax shavings in the center console that will be there forever. Sometimes I can sink into aimlessness and let the object decide for itself what it'll be. Other times I know exactly what I'm making and pull that shape out of the wax. It's hard to get started but once I'm there I could stay forever.