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Project by MShort posted 02-05-2013 02:34 AM 516 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I came across this Santa in an article in Woodcarving Illustrated, Issue 37 by Steve Brown. I tried this santa a year ago when I started carving and it did not even come close to what it should look like. Here is my second attempt at it a year later and I am much happier with how this one turned out. Basswood, acrylics and matte finish and 3.5” tall. Thanks for looking.

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





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HillbillyShooter

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#1 posted 02-05-2013 03:02 AM

Second time is charm—looks good.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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lew

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#2 posted 02-05-2013 04:14 AM

So much detail in that tiny package!!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#3 posted 02-05-2013 10:29 AM

Good work Mike. How do you hold it to do all those small cuts?

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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MShort

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#4 posted 02-05-2013 02:25 PM

Mike,

I hold the carving by hand or rest it on a carving table to make the cuts. This one is not bad for making the cuts but he 2” tall ones are very hard to hang on to. I just read in another forum that another carver starts out with a 12” stick as a handle and then cuts the figure off of the end. I like to use up all of the wood and not leave much for scrap. Thanks.

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

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#5 posted 02-05-2013 02:32 PM

Nice job, Mike. It looks good and I bet you enjoyed carving it.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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#6 posted 02-05-2013 04:10 PM

These little things are just too cute! Great Job!

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

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#7 posted 02-06-2013 04:13 PM

It’s so cute and pleasant to look. There’s some rustic charm and heirloom quality to it. Great carving!

—www.sawblade.com

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