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Project by Buckskin posted 12-14-2007 01:18 AM 1422 views 0 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This Santa is my version of the one of the ones featured in “Woodcarving Illustrated Holiday 07 Edition”.

He is carved from a piece of 2×4 SPF. I am guessing by the way this lumber carved it was more on the Spruce side of the Spruce/Pine/Fur continuum. He is not quite 6” tall and 3” wide.

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#1 posted 12-14-2007 02:29 AM

nice looking santa buckskin .

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#2 posted 12-14-2007 03:02 AM

Now we know you can get a Santa and all his reindeer out of one 2×4. Looks like the contest is getting to us already!

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#3 posted 12-14-2007 03:28 AM

mrtrim: Thank you!

scott: I have no idea why every one is scared of a good ol’ construction grade 2×4. I have been working with them more than anything else. It don’t have to say Teak, Zebra, Harts, or whatever to me. It is truly amazing what one can create if they just apply them selves.

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#4 posted 12-14-2007 04:15 AM

Great Santa. Carving is nice, painting is well done too !

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#5 posted 12-14-2007 04:26 AM

Thank you Dan. The painting of it was the fun part. Thanks for tooth picks.

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#6 posted 12-14-2007 05:49 AM

Nice little Santa Buckskin! I enjoy doing Santa carvings. There are so many things that you can do with them that no 2 are ever alike. Have you ever tried doing one from a turned blank?

-- Mike

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#7 posted 12-14-2007 06:05 AM

Mike, no I have not. This is my first try at a Santa. I am a huge newbie at this carving stuff. Thank you!

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#8 posted 12-14-2007 04:13 PM

Good Job,I like your paint job

-- Robert,

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#9 posted 12-15-2007 12:04 AM

Great job Buckskin. Have you had him out in the cold weather, he looks a little chilled?.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#10 posted 12-15-2007 12:45 AM

Grumpy we have had an Ice Storm starting Sunday. Now we have a big snow storm blowing in. I would say he is plenty cool.

Thanks for all the great comments. Makes me want to keep after it.

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#11 posted 12-15-2007 12:49 AM

Ho, Ho, Ho, yup, that’s him.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#12 posted 12-15-2007 12:34 PM

Heehee…Thats pretty cool. I thought it was a necktie at first. Hey theres you an idea Buckskin!

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#13 posted 12-15-2007 01:22 PM

Nice job on both the carving and the Santa.

Will it fit in my stocking?

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#14 posted 12-15-2007 05:42 PM

Nice job, Buck! I like his outfit, must be what he wears around his workshop the other 364 days of the year.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#15 posted 12-15-2007 06:32 PM

Thanks gang!

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