No pictures of the build. It was all a bit too exciting. Making the chamfers, the gouge cuts, the eyes, everything is very visible, and easy to make all crooked and skewed and ugly.
First thing after finishing the tote was making the mortise for the tote, No picture of that either. It isn't so spectaculair of course. I drilled a bunch of holes and removed the rest with a chisel. At the round end I used a carving gouge. Glued the tote with hot hide glue and used a scraper to get everything blend in nicely.
Well, here she is. No finish yet, that's a nice little job for tomorrow.
And a trial run on some nasty beech. Thick, very thick shavings!