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.
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.
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