Sunday, December 7, 2008

Carving Santa-cicles

Santa-cicles are carved from short sections of basswood. Most of the carving is done with a detail knife, the finer details are done with very small chisels I bought from Bob Muhle, a model ship builder. If you click on any of these photos you really get a close-up view.

Santa Cicles Nearly Finished

These Santa-cicles are getting the finishing touches with acrylic paints. They have fishing line loops so they can be hung on tree.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

A Gathering of Santas

This small group of Santas is on a break from the chores they must finish before the 25th. They've been working pretty hard and look a little bewildered. The two with the sacks are in the next to the last phase of their training, "Sack Packing", the last phase is "Navigation and Reindeer Control". By the way they wish a Merry Christmas for all.

Small Bronze Figures

These are some of the small bronze figures I've been working on from time to time. The tallest is close to 10 inches high.

Santas at the Front Door

These Santas are in charge of greeting folks who come to our door.