Skiing Santa Claus

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Forum topic by ClaudeF posted 07-21-2016 08:54 PM 625 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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07-21-2016 08:54 PM

Topic tags/keywords: santa claus basswood skiing

I recently received a special order request for a skiing Santa Claus. The request came with a drawing that looks as if it was maybe on a greeting card.
1. My bandsaw blank

2. Removing waste wood with mallet and gouge to get it down to a final rough out shape

3. Using myself to figure out a hand would look with a ski pole in it.

4. Beginning to add detail. The ski poles are bamboo skewers, with a couple of counting rings from my wife’s knitting, held on with some thread.

5. Finished carving. The skis are one piece, and held to Santa’s boots with 4 short dowels. The poles and skis have to be removable for shipping.

6. Finished painting.


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#1 posted 07-23-2016 09:07 PM

I am sure that they will be very happy with your efforts!
Thanks for taking the time to show us your process.
Great results!

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