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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 http://www.cca-carvers.org/index.html 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.