Santa Ornaments ala mpounders

  • Advertise with us
Project by Aaron McCain posted 978 days ago 1386 views 5 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
Santa Ornaments ala mpounders
Santa Ornaments ala mpounders No picture No picture No picture No picture No picture
Zoom Pictures

Carving something out of a block of wood has always been amazing to me. I tried my hand with the shoe challenge last year and did alright. Now mpounders put together a 3 step tutorial blog on how to carve these little santas with big teeth and no eyes. The tutorial was great and I am pleased with the results. I’ll be giving these to my family after thanksgiving to hang on our tree. The wood is basswood and I used a utility knife like he suggested for the bulk of the carving. I used a dremel to add some of the details. Thanks again.

8 comments so far

View redryder's profile


2106 posts in 1703 days

#1 posted 978 days ago

This was a great three part tutorial blog you referred to. I just recieved a 20 pound box of bass wood from Rockler (currently on sale) and will be giving this carving thing a go. Your Santa’s turned out GREAT…......

-- mike...............

View SisQMark's profile


379 posts in 1201 days

#2 posted 978 days ago

Very cool ! You did a great job. I might even try this myself. Thank you.

-- Don't waste today, it is yesterdays tomorrow!~SisQMark

View Ken90712's profile


14821 posts in 1790 days

#3 posted 978 days ago

Those are really neat! Great job!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

View Rustic's profile


3127 posts in 2197 days

#4 posted 977 days ago

cool santa’s

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

View darryl's profile


1792 posts in 2927 days

#5 posted 976 days ago

Santa ornaments are my favorite! these look great, I might have to give this a try.
thanks for sharing and posting the tutorial link as well!

View mpounders's profile


718 posts in 1496 days

#6 posted 972 days ago

They turned out great! You carved them out pretty quick too; I think the first ornament I ever carved took several weeks. I like all the different expressions you came up with too.

-- Mike P., Arkansas,

View helluvawreck's profile (online now)


15431 posts in 1468 days

#7 posted 972 days ago

These are nice looking and you did a good job on them.

-- 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

View Aaron McCain's profile

Aaron McCain

115 posts in 1440 days

#8 posted 971 days ago

Thanks guys!! It took me about an hour plus to get the bulk of the carving done on each one and then I lost track of time for the detail work and painting. I gave them to my kids last night and they were a hit. This is definitely more fun than whittling a point onto a stick!

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics :: gardening showcase