I was doing fine with carving the panipitha, when a sudden change of course occurred. It turned out that the design was a bit too big, so I was asked to make the panipitha a lot smaller: It had to be cut about 2 inches smaller or 5 cms from it. At six sides. Fortunately, it was all still there, and now it starts to look a bit like it again.
The following steps are the lotus leaves, which will be carved on the curved profiled areas. Because for that the panipitha will be put upside down a couple of times, I will carve the profile at the top, where the lingam will be later on, at the end .