a staff for Santa

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Project by mpounders posted 01-28-2013 05:24 PM 1319 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A guy in Ohio who plays Santa contacted me about making him a staff similar to one I did a few years back. This one is taller and I added the teddy bear. And I think the elf is cuter than the last one! The carved portion is 22” and the shaft portion is 48” making it 5’ 10” tall. The Santa and packages and stuff are all stacked on a metal rod that is attached to the shaft. I used a threaded insert on the shaft and then ran a metal pin thru it and the wood. I expoxied that end. Then I used wood glue between the other pieces and tightened it all up with a nut on top of the top package, which made it very sturdy, despite the length of the rod. The Santa was then glued on top with epoxy. Here’s a few pictures; thanks for looking!

-- Mike P., Arkansas,

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#1 posted 01-28-2013 05:27 PM

Great looking staff Mike. Very creative !!!

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

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#2 posted 01-28-2013 05:31 PM

Mike, your work is just amazing!! Great job!!
Keep it up!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#3 posted 01-28-2013 06:46 PM

nice staff

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#4 posted 01-28-2013 06:56 PM

mike that is one beautiful santa wow, its perfect for the jolly ole man to have, you should be able to make hundreds of these for all the santa’s out there..makes me want to have christmas all over again…why not have a 24-7 christmas…work 3 days a week, i think it could be just right…as long as folks dont run around exhausting themselves buying…stay home, make your gifts…well i love this one…very good..

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#5 posted 01-28-2013 07:42 PM

very creative… nice work!

-- stan, oxford, mi As my Idol Norm always said "never enough money and never enough clamps"

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#6 posted 01-28-2013 07:55 PM


It looks amazing and it is so cute!


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#7 posted 01-28-2013 11:45 PM

Santa will be happy to have this.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#8 posted 01-29-2013 12:57 AM

great job my friend

-- wizzardofwood..... "ITS MY JOB TO AMAZE YOU"

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#9 posted 01-29-2013 07:12 AM

I agree, this is a great carving!

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#10 posted 01-29-2013 02:08 PM

Thannks all! Man, I’m not sure I could make these all year long! I carve so many Santas the last part of the year, that I get a little burnt out on them! I have to mix it up a bit with my carving to keep it interesting!

-- Mike P., Arkansas,

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#11 posted 01-29-2013 03:00 PM

Awesome staff! Great details on each wonderful carvings esp. Santa. Impressive work!


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