The wood block grain can sometimes be fairly frustrated when you try to be as precise as possible. With a little of mis-forced on your knife, the fine edge chipped away fairly quickly. But working image in an abstract form can turn this toward your advantage. I kind of like the pattern on Mahogany and you can work with those line as vertical or speedy elements as in your image.
Anyway, the bottom line is: You just carve on to these blocks and forget the finicky detail you have on your paper, its kind of fun this way to play w/ your block.
This is a hand block print. Using Philippine Mahogany (Luan) with hand applied textures.
Image/Paper is 8x11" - Printed with water base ink and gouache on 100% cotton paper, 250 gsm.