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This is a carved Santa ornament in basswood. It’s about 5 inches high and 2 inches diameter. The finish is first boiled lindseed oil, then acrylic paints, then a brown Bris Wax for antiquing. The face is the natural color from the lindseed oil with a hint of barn red to rosey the cheeks and lips.

-- Justin@ElwinDesigns.com





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MShort

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#1 posted 170 days ago

Excellent details in your carving. I love the nice clean cuts and painting.

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

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aussiedave

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#2 posted 170 days ago

Superb carving, lots of character in Santa’s face expression…excellent job and thanks for sharing.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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Justin Gordon

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#3 posted 170 days ago

Thanks, Mike. Glad you like it. Did you check out the eyes? See the comma shaped color line? See the black being almost 2/3rds of the white? Just a suggestion. Keep carving. We love seeing it.

-- Justin@ElwinDesigns.com

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HillbillyShooter

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#4 posted 170 days ago

Excellent carving with great detail and character.

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

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Dale

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#5 posted 170 days ago

Absolutely beautiful.

-- Dale West Central Pa. Do it all, before last call.

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woodchuckerNJ

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#6 posted 170 days ago

Really awesome. Nice work.

-- Jeff NJ

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steve_in_ohio

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#7 posted 170 days ago

wow that is amazing, you have an amazing skill, great work

-- steve, simple and effective woodworking---

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Hartworks

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#9 posted 170 days ago

That is excellent work

-- Gary, California

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mpounders

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#10 posted 170 days ago

Nice job! I like his expression.

-- Mike P., Arkansas, http://mikepounders.weebly.com

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Vince

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#11 posted 170 days ago

That is excellent

-- Vince

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Justin Gordon

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#12 posted 169 days ago

Thanks very much, folks. Glad you like the work. Too bad you can buy things like this at the Christmas Tree shops for $1.97.

-- Justin@ElwinDesigns.com

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jim65

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#13 posted 169 days ago

Great detail, wonderful carving!

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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Fishinbo

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#14 posted 165 days ago

Excellent carving, he looks adorable with those expressive eyes and awesome details.

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helluvawreck

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#15 posted 165 days ago

Justin, you did a beautiful job of carving this ornament. Congratulations and welcome to Lumberjocks.

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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