This years Santas ~ Bottlestoppers

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Project by Amcarver posted 12-24-2011 12:21 AM 1313 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This years theme was Bottle Stoppers. There is one portrait bust in the mix but it is a Bottle Stopper as well. Kind of a joke gift for my father-in-law who is always after me to carve his portrait. Took me as long to paint them as it did carving them!!

-- E.R. Bunn,

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#1 posted 12-24-2011 12:38 AM

Dandy looking Carvings. Thanks.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#2 posted 12-24-2011 01:17 AM

The jolly old elves are awesome !
I’m sure your F-I-L will be impressed with his likeness : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#3 posted 12-24-2011 02:45 AM

Fantastic!!! Congrats!!

-- I want to emigrate out of my country right now!!!!!!!

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#4 posted 12-24-2011 02:54 AM

Very nice carvings.


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#5 posted 12-24-2011 05:55 AM

Some fun ,nice work.

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#6 posted 12-24-2011 07:08 AM


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#7 posted 12-24-2011 03:18 PM

I’m sorta diggin the skinny alcoholic santas. Lol

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

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#8 posted 12-24-2011 07:23 PM

Those are very good! Great work.

-- Mike P., Arkansas,

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#9 posted 12-24-2011 09:44 PM

I imagine you could mess these up if you didn’t get the painting as you want it. Great carvings…............

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

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#10 posted 12-24-2011 10:04 PM

I actually use a method of painting that I got from the Geislor Moroder School in Austria. It involves using a thin layer of hide glue as a sealer followed by washes of water color. If you don’t like the results you just wash it off and start over. I top coated them with Deft to fix the colors.

-- E.R. Bunn,

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#11 posted 12-27-2011 04:32 PM

Very nice

-- Rob — I've cut it off twice and it's still too short!,

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#12 posted 12-27-2011 08:20 PM

That’s a very nice looking group of carvings. Congratulations.


-- 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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#13 posted 12-27-2011 08:56 PM

I really needed one of these over the weekend. I am amazed how much of my brandy evaporates when my son is home.

-- Haming it up in the 'bash.

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