LumberJocks

Carved Santa Ornament

  • Advertise with us
Project by Justin Gordon posted 02-07-2014 09:52 PM 1132 views 5 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch
Carved Santa Ornament
Carved Santa Ornament No picture No picture No picture No picture No picture
Zoom Pictures

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





15 comments so far

View MShort's profile

MShort

1734 posts in 2171 days


#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.” ---

View aussiedave's profile

aussiedave

3014 posts in 577 days


#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.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

View Justin Gordon's profile

Justin Gordon

28 posts in 410 days


#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.

-- Justin@ElwinDesigns.com

View HillbillyShooter's profile

HillbillyShooter

4899 posts in 1045 days


#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

View Dale 's profile

Dale

412 posts in 1933 days


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

Absolutely beautiful.

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

View woodchuckerNJ's profile

woodchuckerNJ

901 posts in 387 days


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

Really awesome. Nice work.

-- Jeff NJ

View steve_in_ohio's profile

steve_in_ohio

1167 posts in 363 days


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

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

-- steve, simple and effective woodworking---

View BENTWOOD's profile

BENTWOOD

359 posts in 535 days


#8 posted 02-08-2014 04:53 AM

View Hartworks's profile

Hartworks

50 posts in 351 days


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

That is excellent work

-- Gary, California

View mpounders's profile

mpounders

750 posts in 1648 days


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

Nice job! I like his expression.

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

View Vince's profile

Vince

992 posts in 2182 days


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

That is excellent

-- Vince

View Justin Gordon's profile

Justin Gordon

28 posts in 410 days


#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.

-- Justin@ElwinDesigns.com

View jim65's profile

jim65

427 posts in 686 days


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

Great detail, wonderful carving!

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

View Fishinbo's profile

Fishinbo

11353 posts in 928 days


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

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

View helluvawreck's profile

helluvawreck

16043 posts in 1619 days


#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
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase