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
These top Santa patterns featured in Woodcarving Illustrated provide readers with four step-by-step tutorials and 20 additional Santa patterns from today's top artists. With a history of the origin of Santa Claus, as well as the subtleties in Santa's appearance throughout different parts of the world, this crafter's companion includes stylistic carvings that range from whimsical caricatures to classic Kris Kringle depictions. An ideal holiday handbook, readers will also find painting and finishing tips to add creative and unique touches to each carving.
Now, carvers looking to create a family heirloom of their own will learn to carve a full 15-piece manger scene with award-winning artist, Shawn Cipa. Each project features full material lists and painting color schemes to help bring your carving to life. Also included, is a simple pattern for a stable. 80pp