Re: A "carving" experiment
Only Scrap has remotely identified what this stance has to do with a farmer (nothing at all). There is such an event in strength-based athletic competition called the "Farmers Walk". It has more to do with challenges of power, pain and endurance...and nothing to do with farming or any farmers. Metaphors are a good way IN to figuration. I should have called it "Gouged Fig #1".
No plasma cutter Nelson...totally the wrong tool for this process. I am using an air arc gouger, a regular ace torch w #5 tip, and various hammers for "beating-in". Nothing fancy at all. Oh and a plain ol 250 mig welder (varying wire speed for effect).