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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, 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 Charleshttp://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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#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.
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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
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