Here's a carving project I'm working on for a client right now - a mantel piece. There's still a lot to do on it but it's getting to where I can see the end.
The "band" under the molding strip they want "rustic" so the tool marks will be left. They also want to "round over" many of the sharp edges to make it look "old" but I'll let them do the distressing. It goes to a finisher when I complete the carving and he's going to make it look old.
I'll post again when I get more done.