Mountain Dew Santa

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Project by ClaudeF posted 09-05-2016 09:12 PM 900 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a carving of Santa holding a bottle of Mountain Dew. Santa is 9 inches tall, carved from basswood and painted with acrylic paints.



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#1 posted 09-06-2016 01:46 AM


Normally I would say that I have to try one of these, but I wouldn’t even know where to start.


-- Brady, Texas,

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#2 posted 09-06-2016 02:26 AM

Totally love that Jolly Ol’ St.Nick!

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#3 posted 09-06-2016 01:18 PM

Claude, this is a wonderful carving.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#4 posted 09-06-2016 07:27 PM

There are artist on this site. And you sir, are one of them.

-- Bruce - Indiana - Sawdust is just, MAN GLITTER!

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#5 posted 09-07-2016 01:11 AM

Nice job!

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#6 posted 09-07-2016 01:22 AM

Thanks, all, for the nice comments!

I showed the sequence from start to end here:

I know it sounds like wise-a## remarks, but I quite literally cut away the parts that don’t look like I want the Santa to look. Just keep cutting away a little bit at a time until it looks good. If you’d like, I’ll scan in the photo I used to make the pattern and send it to you.



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#7 posted 10-13-2016 11:21 AM

Wow! SHarp detail and great painting, Claude. One of the best Santas I’ve ever seen!


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