My first real attempt at carving is my Pinewood Derby car. Here it is with a coat of primer. If you can't tell, the car will be the Mach 5 (of Speed Racer fame). I cut the basic shape on the bandsaw and power sanders (OBS, OSS, NBS) and then carved the rest by hand with bench and carving chisels. The wood is tulip, which I chainsawed out of a fallen tree in my backyard.