So, where am I ...stopped working on the log when I was diverted by a piece of birch from my daughters tree. Although it's still not complete, I am astonished when I look at the current state and realize that it was a hunk of wood when I started...and I haven't used one power tool in getting all the extra wood out.
The final product will be a sushi platter resting on two salmon. These photos are not current but they give you an idea of where I'm going with this.
Worm damage visible once the bark was removed:
Top view, work in progress: