Learn how to carve and paint a patriotic American Santa Claus. Step by step instructions will guide you through the entire process. You will also get full size patterns for Santas from 9 different countries including Ireland, Scotland, Russia, Mexico, Scandinavia, Germany and the Netherlands. 34pp
Giving a hand-carved Christmas ornament or gift is as much fun as it is to make one. This compilation of favorite Christmas carving projects from the archives of Woodcarving Illustrated includes projects and patterns for delightful carvings made from clothespins, caricature ornaments, a Christmas stocking, whittled pencils that make great gifts, a folk art tree topper, an evergreen tree with painting instructions, lovely earrings and much more. And of course, there are many Santa projects as well.
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
The jointed Santas in this book are delightful. They can be easily posed and made to do a variety of things ... and they are easily carved, following the numerous step-by-step color photo illustrations. There is even a sleigh! 64pp