This is just a quick post to tell you about one of the items I have in my tool box....a circle template. These items generally sell for less than $10 but do bring some good value to our hobby. I generally use this when I am designing a cutout or when I roughing out a carving. It's a good reference to see where you are in relation to round. If you are a carver who often produces square looking carvings just get a template draw a circle on the end grain of some 2"x2" stock and carve until you reach a cylinder...this will assist you in producing a better quality carving. A square carving is usually the result of nicking the wood instead of carving...so go ahead and take some big, committed cuts for a better result.
HEY ITS A HOLIDAY!!!...Carve something besides the turkey!!
(Best wishes to all for a safe and joyous Thanksgiving!)