Finished this one recently, I need to go back in and woodburn the eyes. I think they are hard to see. I used that scoop out method, but with all the woodgrain I think they get lost. LOL
For a finish on the carving I used Watco Danish oil which brought out that beautiful warm tones of the Butternut. After the Danish oil I applied two coats of Deft Matt varnish let dry and used a brown paper bag to buff. Lastely, applied Watco neutral wax and buffed with a horse--hair shoe brush.
As always appreciate your comments,