Tom has come up with a variety of pasttimes the jolly old elf might pick up on his days off.
In the carving project presented, Santa has kicked off his boots, pulled up his favorite chair, and is channel surfing with his TV remote.Tom knows these pieces are more difficult, but he is quick to remind that they are also the ones serious carvers win contests with.
Paul and Camille guide us through a hands on, educational journey of Snowmen including Igloo Snowman and the Snowbank Snowman both of which are rich in color and full of life. 9 complete patterns in full color and easy to follow carving and painting instructions. 64pp
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
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
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