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    Here are a couple of Santas I have finished...I am backlogged on painting! Since my back surgery, I have CARVED up a storm! I am backlogged about 30 carvings that need paint, so I worked on these 2 guys last week.

    They are based on Arlene's pattern from the Carverswoodshop.

    The red is a mix of Christmas Red and Black Cherry. Skin is 1/2 Medium Flesh, and 1/2 Regular Flesh tone. I didn't want Snow White against Snow White for the trim and beard, so I just went with Snow White for the trim and tassle.

    The beard is a mix of Snow White/Heritage White, and a couple of drops of Granite Gray. Made a very nice off white beard.

    To finish, I put them in BLO, and then a final coat of Howard's Feed 'N Wax.

    Hope you enjoy, and sorry for the quality of the pics!
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    Last edited by tbox61; 09-10-2018, 10:06 AM.

  • #2
    Great job on the Santa's! I'll take note of your mixing formula for the various colours.
    thanks for sharing
    Wayne
    If you're looking for me, you'll find me in a pile of wood chips somewhere...

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    • #3
      Nice job, it is that time to start carving Santas, I cut out several yesterday
      Herb

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      • #4
        Very nice job carving and painting the Santa's, love them.
        Mark N. Akers
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        • #5
          Nice Santas!

          Claude
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          • #6
            Thanks for the info, I'm always fooling around trying to get a skin color I like. The carvings are real GRINNERS
            . . .JoeB

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            • #7
              Hi Tbox
              Real nice Santa's it not too early to get a bunch carved up for the holidays
              Bruce

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              • #8
                Carving and painting are both well done.
                Keep On Carvin'
                Bob K.

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                • #9
                  These two brought a smile to my face. I'll have to try a couple of your mixtures and see what I think of the results.

                  Tinwood

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                  • #10
                    I really like these. What size block did you use? Did you taper the top as Arleen does?

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by rjrsky View Post
                      I really like these. What size block did you use? Did you taper the top as Arleen does?
                      I will check and get back with you...can't remember right now. I don't think these were the 'Cone Santas'...I have carved quite a few and just start with a rectangular block. I really didn't realize how different these two were until I put them side by side. Amazing how you can carve the same thing, but have it turn out different in the end!

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by rjrsky View Post
                        I really like these. What size block did you use? Did you taper the top as Arleen does?
                        The blocks are 1 1/2" square by 4" tall.

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                        • #13
                          Thanks tbox.

                          Rob

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