I whittled this egg-cup together from some scrap basswood over a couple of evenings while watching TV. (My wife Frances had custody of the remote control of course.) I used a couple of knives and a Flexcut carving jack. It's finished off with a few coats of sanding sealer (shellac and alcohol), which actually took me longer than the carving itself. The egg is real and was kindly given to me by Colm, a colleague at work who keeps chickens at home.