Is this really the future of wood carving?
In Episode 17, Season 1 of Star Trek: The Next Generation a group of children were taken prisoner by an advanced civilization, Aldea. The society had the technical sophistication to provide the daily needs of all the citizens, so they could turn their focus to art and culture. The Aldeans wanted to raise the Earth children as their own, since their technology had unknowingly made them infertile. The children were given skill-enhancing instruments. One in particular was a tool which, when the child focused his mind, enabled him to carve a piece of wood exactly how he envisioned it (in his case a perfect dolphin).
Today, with the right tools (Thank you Makita and Arbortec) and the proper technique, I feel like I am almost able to project my vision onto the wood like that young boy did. Episode summary video is shown below, but unfortunately doesn’t show the actual carving tool in action. If you want to see it, you’ll have to check it out on Netflix.