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Project by mpounders posted 570 days ago 857 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, http://mikepounders.weebly.com





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MShort

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#1 posted 570 days ago

Great looking staff Mike. Very creative !!!

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

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WoodenFrog

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#2 posted 570 days ago

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

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd

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Rustic

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#3 posted 570 days ago

nice staff

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

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grizzman

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#4 posted 570 days ago

mike that is one beautiful santa staff..like 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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smiod

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#5 posted 570 days ago

very creative… nice work!

-- stan, oxford, mi smiod2@aol.com Make all the finest joints but the only thing they will remember is the finish!

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xoxMELxox

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#6 posted 570 days ago

Hello,

It looks amazing and it is so cute!

Mel

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Roger

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#7 posted 569 days ago

Santa will be happy to have this.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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wizzardofwood

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#8 posted 569 days ago

great job my friend

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

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Bearpie

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#9 posted 569 days ago

I agree, this is a great carving!

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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mpounders

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#10 posted 569 days ago

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, http://mikepounders.weebly.com

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Fishinbo

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#11 posted 569 days ago

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

—www.sawblade.com

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