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Santa Gallery 2009

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Santa Carving sign by Tim Berry

The subscribers to the several woodcarving listserves were again invited to submit their favorite Santa carvings for the 2009 Santa Gallery. The Santa's are as varied as snowflakes, and like their carvers, no two are alike. Enjoy this little bit of the holiday season!

Thanks to all the carvers that have shared their wonderful work with the WOM readers.


Toddler Santa
Millard Harrell

Basswood, acrylic wash w/ Danish Oil

2 ½ x 2 ½ x 4

Original design













Santa Bottlestopper
Marcia Berkall

Basswood and acrylics
~4 1/4 tall
Original design


Teri Embrey

Basswood with acrylic paints and stains
9.5" x 4 " x 6 "
Original design

Reflections of the Soul















BriggsSking Santa
Charlie Briggs

The Unorthodox Carving Club

Basswood and acrylics

10" x 2.5" x 6" high

Inspired by a Ron Ranson design


Big Boy Santa
Corey Hallagan

~8 1/2 Inches

Basswood with Acrylic Paints, Boiled Linseed Oil and Satin Lacquer

From a rough out by: Gary Fallin






























Santa Ornament
Loren Woodard













Hawaiian Santa

Marilyn Meuret

Rio Rancho, NM

6" tall

Basswood & Acrylics

Original design


Black & White Santa
Glenn Fout

Basswood and acrylic paints

From a Gerald Sears roughout, carved in a class at Doane















Santa Ornament
Jim O'Harra

Basswood, acrylic washes, sealed with Minwax satin clear



Russ Scott

Basswood, Acrylics, and Wax

Original designs inspirted by vintage Christmas cards









Santa Gallery Part II - Click HERE


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