Dancing Santa

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Project by mpounders posted 10-02-2013 03:13 AM 1477 views 5 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is from the Shawn Cipa design published in Woodcarving Illustrated a few years back. It’s still pretty close to his, with a different paint job, and the beard carved a little more. It’s one of those patterns I’ve always wanted to try and I decided to just make a little time for it. My wife started dropping hints that she might want to keep it, before it was even completed! Heres a link to a video.

Thanks for looking!

-- Mike P., Arkansas,

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#1 posted 10-02-2013 03:45 AM

Well done Mike.

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

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#2 posted 10-02-2013 06:21 AM

C’mon Mike, this guy should be in the Royal ballet, :: ))
Lovely job Mate on the Old man of the Universe

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#3 posted 10-02-2013 07:45 AM

Nice work, such life.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#4 posted 10-02-2013 12:20 PM

Great carving job… and looking at the video, this guy has all the right moves. I think your wife has a point. This one is a keeper.

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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#5 posted 10-02-2013 12:32 PM

I really liked this design too. And you’ve more than done it justice!

-- "woodworker with an asterisk"

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#6 posted 10-02-2013 01:00 PM

super carving. I really like the curve of the hat and beard and the animation is cool.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#7 posted 10-02-2013 01:50 PM

A great carving fun and whimsical.

-- Custom furniture

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#8 posted 10-02-2013 07:21 PM

Wow! Great Carving!! Someone is not getting coal in his stocking this year! Awesome job! Santa will be proud!

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#9 posted 10-03-2013 12:41 AM

I think you just keep getting better and better at this carving hobby.

Thanks for posting

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#10 posted 10-03-2013 04:44 PM

Excellent carving on that adorable and fun dancing Santa. No wonder the wife already claimed it. Truly a keeper!

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#11 posted 10-05-2013 01:11 AM

Yours came out way better than mine did.

-- Steven

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#12 posted 10-06-2013 10:38 AM

Very kool Mike.

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

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