My third carving of 'a ball in a cage' out of a basswood egg.
I don't know who created this design, I've seen few variations on the Internet without able to track if it is a traditional carving puzzle or somebody's modern variation.
It is 4.5'' tall:
I decided to start deleting older posts with the same or similar carvings.
The pictures of the older ones will be always added to the latest post, when You click on 'read more'.
Only tools involved in this carving are a knife, a small gouge and sanding paper...quite a lot of sanding paper:
This one was carved in June 2013:
The very first one, carved in August 2012: