Carved Santa Ornament

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Project by Justin Gordon posted 02-07-2014 09:52 PM 1377 views 6 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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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.


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#1 posted 02-07-2014 10:01 PM

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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#2 posted 02-07-2014 10:13 PM

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

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#3 posted 02-07-2014 10:13 PM

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.


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#4 posted 02-07-2014 10:39 PM

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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#5 posted 02-08-2014 12:47 AM

Absolutely beautiful.

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

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#6 posted 02-08-2014 01:02 AM

Really awesome. Nice work.

-- Jeff NJ

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#7 posted 02-08-2014 01:36 AM

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

-- steve, simple and effective

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#9 posted 02-08-2014 05:01 AM

That is excellent work

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#10 posted 02-08-2014 05:22 AM

Nice job! I like his expression.

-- Mike P., Arkansas,

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#11 posted 02-08-2014 08:15 AM

That is excellent

-- Vince

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#12 posted 02-08-2014 01:05 PM

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.


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#13 posted 02-08-2014 02:06 PM

Great detail, wonderful carving!

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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#14 posted 02-12-2014 03:07 PM

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

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#15 posted 02-12-2014 03:10 PM

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

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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