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Blog entry by Goody posted 11-04-2011 04:59 AM 4792 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I Posted a picture of the 6 ft santa in the projects section. I started the project about a year ago and did’t get very far and some health problems kept me from working on it. Decided to use th month of October to get him finished. It is a 600 lb chunk of pauiownia. My wife and I make about 300 Santas a year give or take a little. I do all the carving and my wife does all the painting. We sell at a few shows, word of mouth and we have a small brick and mortar store that we sell handmade folkart. Heres a little video to show the whole process. Enjoy.
http://youtu.be/L76GRECEzf0



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ShopTinker

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#1 posted 11-04-2011 05:06 AM

That’s a very impressive. Wonderful carving and painting. Thanks for sharing.

-- Dan - Valparaiso, Indiana, "A smart man changes his mind, a fool never does."

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#2 posted 11-04-2011 08:04 AM

You and the Mrs. make a great team…..................

-- mike...............

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#3 posted 11-04-2011 08:40 AM

Great work. Well worth the time and effort. Good job on the video too-Gene Autry-YEEHA!!!

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#4 posted 11-04-2011 05:04 PM

How many people think this is a self portrait? I think Goody is really St Nick… Awesome job, I like the old fashioned St. Nicholas better than the modern version.

-- Have thy tools ready. God will find thee work.

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#5 posted 11-04-2011 10:59 PM

That is truly a work of art. I really like this representation of Santa, rather than the Coca Cola one!

-- Entertainment for mere mortal woodworkers. http://www.WoodworkingForMereMortals.com

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#6 posted 11-06-2011 05:52 PM

this is wonderful.

a beautiful piece of art!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#7 posted 11-16-2011 04:00 PM

You guys make a great team. Fantastic work!

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#8 posted 11-16-2011 04:31 PM

A very impressive piece of work, not to mention, heavy! Thanks for taking the time to share the process with us. I love the folk art/traditional look of this Santa. He’d be a magnet for your booth at shows, but getting him there seems awfully difficult since he still probably weighs 400-500-pounds, right?

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#9 posted 11-20-2011 04:13 PM

Very cool. A great piece of work.

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#10 posted 11-27-2011 08:31 AM

Beautiful work. I wish that I had that talent
Darrell Las Vegas,NV

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