Streetman takes the reader step-by-step through the carving of a windblown Santa, holding a lantern, and grasping a walking stick as he tries to make his way through a Christmas Eve storm. Clear color photographs and precise instructions. Also some of Al’s tips for carving arms and hands using multipart construction. 64pp
Think all Santas look the same? Think again! Inside this book, you'll learn to carve over 20 different versions of Old St. Nick - each with a personality of his own. From the rustic Tree Cutting Santa to the European-inspired Olde World Santa to the adventurous Luge Riding Santa…you'll find just the right Santa project to express your sentiment this holiday season. Follow along as Ross Oar guides you through 2 complete step-by-step projects. The first is the whimsical "Wee Santa" and the 2nd a cheerful "Christmas Gnome." Once you've mastered the projects, you can move on to any of the 21 additional carving patterns. Each pattern includes a detailed drawing, a band saw (roughout) pattern, and full color photograph of the finished carving. Also included are paint swatches to ensure a perfect finish. Grab your knife and start carving! It's the best way to enjoy Christmas all year round! 96pp
With 340 color photographs the reader is taken step-by-step through the carving process. Easy-to-follow instructions review some of the basic techniques of carving caricatures before introducing some new tricks for carving and finishing the figures. A large gallery offering four-sided views of a variety of Santas, is a useful guide. The exciting variety of Santas will inspire carvers to produce full figure carvings, busts, ornaments, bottle stoppers, and more. A great book for woodcarvers of all ages.
Popular woodcarving teacher and author Betty Padden shows how to carve memorable ornaments to keep or give to family and friends. Imagine a tree decorated with your own beautifully carved angels, elves, polar bears, poinsettias, and more.Step-by-step projects are divided into three categories-beginning, intermediate, and advanced.A special section on painting covers basic concepts of blending, highlighting and shading, so that even a novice can get great results.23 patterns