Hey Lori! Thank you!
Photos of things needing names, as requested:
As for the wax, it’s the same kind I used on the alabaster stone a few months back, and essentially a Canadian version of the same stuff we used in all the projects you ever waxed when you were carving. It should have worked. No idea why it didn’t. Honestly I have a number of curious issues with that hunk of sandstone. Very interesting project in a number of ways. I am still digesting the experience and figuring out what all I learned from it. Crit will focus some of that as well.
Also, in case anyone else gets to this point, a big bunch of typos just got fixed as well. Please keep the reports coming, but it should be better now.