I'm pretty bad at carving, my stuff ends up usable but not beautiful, still it works and that's all that matters
I started with a lump of Ash
split it with my axe
then did my best to carve it down until it was even using my gransfors bruks small forest axe
put a little bit of decoration on it using my Mora 510
and the finished product, it's a bit skew wiff and rocks slightly on a flat base so I guess I've got a wonky eye when it comes to woodwork, but still when it's sitting on my lap and when I'm cutting tomatoes or filleting fish on it, it works fine and I'm happy with that.