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My first carving - a turtle

Just wanted to share - I made this for a friend whose turtle died recently. It's my first carving beyond things like a donut or smiley face. I know there are a lot of issues with it, but I'm happy with it. I'm new enough to woodworking that I accidentally used cherrywood instead of butternut, which was not ideal, but worked just well enough (while also blunting all of my tools). I used a lot of the tips from the videos for the carving and I now know why the gouge sharpening lesson is one of the first lessons as well - looking forward to using that once my stones arrive. Thank you!

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