Thought about answering Pete's post, but I wanted to show the piece I did many years ago, so decided to make a separate post for it
As I had seen Pete's nice fruit-like turnings and his just finished Banana, I was reflecting on the ones I turned, though never done many as I found the effort in making them not very rewarding, so I turned other things that I find more fun to turn .
But I did turn this Apple like fruit-knife holder some 43 years ago, and it did make the trip over from Holland to Canada, it has been used in our home all these years as a decorative and useful item.
I got the hard tropical wood from my friends sawmill, and it was a very bright yellow then, the sawyer told me it would turn "Coffee brown" and I think he had it pretty close.
It has my first carved piece of wood of the very few I've done to add to a turning, it is the Apple's stem that fits into the opening I drilled to use for making the hand-sawn splits for the fruit-knifes to sit in.
The very low profile saw I also had to make as the opening was 1/2" IIRC, and had to be wide enough to have the knife-blades fit in easily, it was a lot of work holding the apple form and make the 12 slits, sawing them by hand into this hard wood, I was glad and quite proud when I finished it .