Wood Carving Class

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Project by ClaudeF posted 03-31-2017 12:59 AM 222 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I attended the Renegade Woodcarving Rendezvous in Lebanon, TN, last week. This is a caricature carving class put on two times a year (March and October) by a member of the Caricature Carvers of America All five instructors of the classes are members of CCA. Students spend a day with each of the instructors who bring many of their rough outs for the students to purchase. The reason for using a rough out is so the students can get right to the task of developing the carving details without having to spend hours getting rid of excess waste wood.

Here are some of the carvings I did during the week. (I like Santas, so I do lots of them – others do lots of cowboys, native americans, funny animals, etc. It’s up to the student what carving to do.)


This first Santa is carved from basswood, is 6 inches tall, including base, and was carved in Mitch Cartledge’s class.


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#1 posted 03-31-2017 03:03 AM

Yup another delightful Santa.

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#2 posted 03-31-2017 11:56 AM

Nice one Claude

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#3 posted 03-31-2017 12:50 PM

The eyes have it. That “thing” that brings it alive!

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#4 posted 03-31-2017 01:42 PM

Claude, you get better on everyone of your carvings that I see. Your heart is really into it and I love this Santa. It’s a fine carving with lots of lovely details and craftsmanship. Congratulations.

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#5 posted 04-05-2017 11:07 PM

love your work!

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