13 Projects in Wood with Patterns and Painting Instructions
by Russell Scott
Carve Santa as a librarian, policeman, park ranger, lifeguard, basketball coach, fireman, and more! Included are 7 step-by-step projects and patterns, plus a gallery of an additional 6 designs. Author Russell Scott is an award-winning carving artist and instructor that is known for his distinctive style of caricature Santa carving. See Santa throughout his off-season and make him a part of your décor all year-round!
With clear instructions and vivid color photographs, Al Streetman takes woodcarvers through all the steps necessary to release a wood spirit from a cypress knee. Using the shapes suggested by the forms of the knees themselves, Al carves both a complete Santa figure and a Santa ornament as the central projects of the book.Also included are a listing of tools used in the projects, directions for painting and antiquing the completed carvings, and a color gallery featuring additional cypress knee Santa figures to inspire the carver. This book will present interesting challenges to the novice and be a joy for the more advanced woodcarver.