|Forum topic by ClaudeF||posted 09-05-2016 09:09 PM||157 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
09-05-2016 09:09 PM
This is a carving of Santa holding a bottle of Mountain Dew. Santa is 9 inches tall, carved from basswood and painted with acrylic paints.
The first thing I did was to trace the drawing I had onto the block of wood and then cut out the outline with my bandsaw.
I mounted the Santa to my carving vise with a couple of drywall screws so I could cut away the waste wood with mallet and gouges.
Once I had most of the waste wood removed, I took the carving off the vise and continued with knives and gouges to start carving in the details.
I continued to add details until I was finished.
The completed and painted Santa photos are in my Projects.