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Project by diggerdelaney posted 07-17-2013 06:33 PM 571 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Normally I spend most of my time in the toy making section but I like to do some Turning, Scroll work and Carving mainly it is toy making

I brought a few books at the woodworking show at Detling here in England earlier in the year. One of them was “Carving Wooden Santas Elves and Gnomes”.
Thought I would have a go at one of them.

The bit I was not looking forward to was the painting, he stands 6 3/4” tall and is carved from tulip wood.

He looks a bit shiny as I had just sprayed him in the photo’s.

This is a first of this type of subject but not my first carving.

-- Derek, Kent, UK, http://s702.photobucket.com/albums/ww21/diggerdelaney/





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RichCMD

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#1 posted 07-17-2013 06:39 PM

Wow! Great work. If he doesn’t bring you a good gift after this, then he never will.

-- Men admire the man who can organize their wishes and thoughts in stone and wood and steel and brass. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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#2 posted 07-17-2013 10:51 PM

great looking Santa. Only 160 days till Christmas.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#3 posted 07-19-2013 02:16 AM

Nice work .
He will be nice to have around at Christmas ,love this guy .

-- Kiefer 松

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#4 posted 07-21-2013 11:09 AM

G’Day Derek,
That’s surely on good looking gnome.
Have a look at the link below of the Australian Gnome Festival held on Australia Day, 26th January about 20mins from my home…your little bloke might like a winter holiday and come on downunder for summer….lol..
http://australiangnomeconvention.com.au/

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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