Eggsactly what I was after

I mentioned previously I have been working on a special gift for a very good friend.
I have had a few mishaps along the way, with many attempts simply breaking up. This has either been down to splits in the wood, or my clumsy technique. (or perhaps both?)
Anyhow, I managed to finish the hollowed out vessel, which represents a rugby ball. I wanted the piece to appear to float, so mounted it on a piece of pine, using a stainless steel peg.
The ball is made from cherry, and has particularly striking grain. It has had a few coats of oil, and a few coats of paste wax just to bring out the natural colour.
The top half lifts off so small mementos can be stored inside if required.

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