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Carving Wooden Santas, Elves & Gnomes: 28 Patterns for Hand-Carved Christmas Ornaments and Figures (Woodcarving Illustrated Books)by Ross Oar
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Celebrate Your Holiday Cheer with a Handcrafted Santa From celebrated carver Ross Oar comes Carving Wooden Santas, Elves and Gnomes, a delightful collection of more than 25 different designs featuring Old St. Nick and his friends - each with an entertaining and jolly personality of their own. -Two complete step-by-step projects: a cheerful Christmas Gnome and a whimsical Wee Santa -28 charming and detailed patterns for carvers of all skill levels - ranging from a traditional Father Christmas to a Skydiving Santa. -Inspiring and instructive gallery photographs of each finished project. -Helpful getting started tips and techniques on tools, materials, and finishing. Whether you want to display a Santa on your fireplace mantel or give a treasured ornament as a gift, Carving Wooden Santas, Elves and Gnomes will have you cheerfully carving all year long in anticipation of the holiday season!
From a rustic Tree Cutting Santa to a European-inspired Olde World Santa, and an adventurous Luge Riding Santa, this holiday how-to quick guide offers more than 20 special versions of Santa carvings-one for each special person on a crafters' lists. Featuring two complete step-by-step projects, the manual first explains the whimsical "Wee Santa," followed by the cheerful "Christmas Gnome." Twenty-one additional carving patterns include a detailed drawing, a band saw (roughout) pattern, and a full-color photograph of the finished carving, as well as paint swatches to ensure a perfect finish.
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!
Woodcarving Illustrated Books presents its latest how-to guide for carving the jolly man in red and his crew of friends - elves, gnomes, reindeer and much more! With more than 20 delightful patterns from accomplished carver Ross Oar, you'll craft the adventurous Luge-Riding and Sky-Diving Santas, a Cowboy Santa, the classic Sledding Santa, European-inspired Olde World Santa and more.
About the Author
Ross Oar is an accomplished craftsman and the author of Creative Wood Carving & Sketching and Folk & Figure Wood Carving. His work has been featured in the magazine Woodcarving Illustrated and in the book Santa Showcase. He lives in West Falls, New York.
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