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Project by ClaudeF posted 09-05-2016 09:12 PM 628 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.

Claude

-- https://www.etsy.com/shop/ClaudesWoodcarving





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Brady

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

Wow.

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

Brady…

-- Brady, Texas, http://www.MonicaCharlesDesigns.com

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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
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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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

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

Nice job!

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ClaudeF

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

Thanks, all, for the nice comments!

Brady:
I showed the sequence from start to end here: http://lumberjocks.com/topics/178402

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.

Claude

-- https://www.etsy.com/shop/ClaudesWoodcarving

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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!
Jim

-- http://www.etsy.com/shop/JimArnoldsChessSets

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