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.
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
Traditional Santa in stride, heading for the reindeer pen to hook up for big flight. He is accompanied by old Rudolph, who looks a bit bewildered by the night that lies ahead. A nice change and of course, lots of photos. 64pp
These are the kind of Santas that have been found in American art, literature, and advertising since the 1860s and have a warm place in the imaginations of children and memories of adults everywhere. 64pp