Last Minute Carvings

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This past fall my wife and I had moved out of our home after 27 years. With the moving going on, our time frame was running short to carve enough Santa’s and Snowmen to setup at our local handmade show this year. The picture you see are the 25 carvings I was able to throw together during that busy time. Planning to sell some of these during a private showing at our new home in the next couple weeks. Others will given away as gifts and whatever my wife tells me to keep.

These are carved out of basswood. Painted with acrylic paints and then applied brown shoe polish. Largest carvings are 12 inches tall. The shortest around 3 to 4 inches tall.

-- Tom in Madison, Indiana

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#1 posted 11-29-2017 04:17 PM

Very nice ——-> If that’s last minute stuff.

Would like to see the plenty time stuff.

-- Youngsville, LA

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#2 posted 11-29-2017 05:23 PM

Quite funny bunch – so many incredible characters.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 11-29-2017 06:12 PM

Thanks for the comments.. Normally I would have around 75 pieces to do in the show, but since we moved my focus was on that task.

-- Tom in Madison, Indiana

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#4 posted 11-29-2017 10:47 PM

Nice set of carvings!


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#5 posted 11-29-2017 10:50 PM

Thanks Claude..

-- Tom in Madison, Indiana

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#6 posted 11-29-2017 11:10 PM

Great looking Santas and Snowmen. They should sell well.

-- Woodify ~~

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#7 posted 11-30-2017 11:57 AM

Looks like your ready for Christmas.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#8 posted 11-30-2017 01:39 PM

These are beautiful carvings and so nicely done. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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#9 posted 11-30-2017 03:11 PM

Thanks again for all the great comments. As of this morning most all of them are sold. Just posted this morning. By days end, they should be gone. Still will have a few special orders to do before Christmas.

-- Tom in Madison, Indiana

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#10 posted 12-04-2017 04:52 PM

Fast hands, and nice work!

-- Random Orbital Nailer

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