I posted in the past that my father likes to do wood carvings. An example and some links can be found here. Here are a few more.
Earlier this year he showed me this project he was working on.
Now half a year later I got to see the swan again. It's still not done but it's coming along nicely.
It may look rough in the pictures but it is quite smooth. I think he said it was sanded down to 400 grit and he still wanted to go to 600. I've done a few wood carvings when I was young. They were nothing as detailed as what Dad creates and I know how much work it took to do them. I'm very impressed with his carvings.
It kinda makes me wanna whip out my jack knife and whittle something.