I never had the intention to carve any animals. But this summer (2012) we spent some weeks at the Lake of Woods in a semi wilderness area. There it happened that I had the feeling to do one.
And this is the result of that trip.
The wolf head’s pattern is from a 3D clip art collection, and there are many variations of it accessible on the web.
It is basswood, 12” round and 2/3” deep.