Carving a name I would like to show my friend a print out.can I?

I would like to carve a name on a small pole, any ideas.

Can you provide a little more detail about what you’re trying to do? Do you want to follow the curve of the pole? Do you want to flatten a spot and then carve the name into it? Are you asking for help with providing your friend a preview (based on your title), or with planning the actual carve?