Carving Acorn Cap
I’m a crossover from the General Woodworking and Turning forums.
I’ve never carved and I suspect I wouldn’t get very good at it even if I practiced.
But, lack of skill and talent has never stopped me from screwing up a perfectly good piece of wood before.
I’m making a turning that will hopefully look like an acorn when I’m done. But even with the cap shaped accurately, it will look better if I’m able to simulate the texture that actual acorns have. When complete, the turning will be a bit over 3” in diameter.
I’d like suggestions for how to do this given my skill level (or lack thereof). By the way, I have no carving tools (yet), so please factor that in.