NWA carving group

Every week we go to the wood carving special interest group meeting at the Northeastern Woodworkers Association shop.  We trade ideas and do wood carving projects.  This week I have been carving a turtle pattern that another member carved.  I really like the pattern and had to give it a try.  The wood appears to be African Mahogany, I am not 100% sure since it was a cutoff that was given to me.  So we have "another piece saved from the wood stove". 

I used the Shopbot cnc router to rough out the pattern and am hand carving the details.

 

A mahogany carving that I am working on. 

A mahogany carving that I am working on.