You don’t improve a block of wood by shaping it.
You are simply repurposing it.
Your version is not better than the original.
And what is the original?
Certainly not a block of wood,
but part of a living entity known as a tree.
So shape the block, but understand the tree.
Live in the light, but don’t abandon darkness.
Strive to be kind, acknowledging when you aren’t.