Santa Ornaments ala mpounders

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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.

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#1 posted 11-23-2011 09:46 AM

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...............

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#2 posted 11-23-2011 09:50 AM

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

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

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#3 posted 11-23-2011 11:18 AM

Those are really neat! Great job!

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

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#4 posted 11-24-2011 06:06 AM

cool santa’s

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#5 posted 11-25-2011 06:07 AM

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!

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#6 posted 11-28-2011 04:39 PM

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,

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#7 posted 11-28-2011 04:43 PM

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

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#8 posted 11-29-2011 06:50 PM

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!

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