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My First Santa

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Project by mccoyjf posted 03-03-2012 05:15 PM 672 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first effort at carving a Santa. It came from a pattern in a magazine. My mother-in-law was looking at the magazine and commented that she really liked it, so I decided to carve it for her as a Christmas gift. It is basswood, with the hand holding the staff carved from tupelo. The staff is a piece of brass rod that I had laying around the shop.





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redryder

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#1 posted 03-03-2012 05:21 PM

That’s a keeper….................

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

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Nazair

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#2 posted 03-03-2012 05:59 PM

Great job, I’ve considered carving and your project has me thinking more about trying it.

-- Naz

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Heidi Neely

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#3 posted 03-03-2012 06:46 PM

Really nicely done. Did you give it to her this past Christmas? I bet she loved it! :)
I’m more of a relief carver, but I did try a 3-D carving once…..tried to make a garden gnome….and I found it to be alot harder then I expected. Infact, it’s still sitting in the shop unfinished to this day! lol! I’ll get back to it at some point I’m sure…

-- Heidi :) “The only source of knowledge is experience”

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MShort

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#4 posted 03-03-2012 07:10 PM

Great job on your santa. Great way to score points with the MIL.

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

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#5 posted 03-03-2012 08:41 PM

Can’t go wrong with Santa! There are so many variations that almost any look is good! Pat yourself on the back.

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#6 posted 03-03-2012 08:43 PM

Great carving.

Lee

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#7 posted 03-04-2012 03:24 AM

Awesome work

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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