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Carving a Sleepy Santa


See Wayne carve his Sleepy Santa that won the 2008 CCA National Championship. Starting from a roughout, Wayne shows you how to carve a Santa face, hair and beard. Then Wayne shows you how to carve hands, clothes and wrinkles. Then he teaches you how to carve the candle that Santa is holding. This is a 2 DVD set and comes with a pattern and color pictures of the finished carving.

Carving Christmas Ornaments

Watch Wayne Shinlever carve 2 different Santa Ornaments. You can carve these from roughouts or one can be carved from a basswood egg and the other from a block of wood. Wayne, starting from a roughout, shows you how to make closed and open eyes. He also shows you how to make a mouth with or without teeth. You'll be an expert in no time following Wayne's award winning techniques.

This Santa is one of Gary's most requested caricatures. Gary walks you through a step by step process of how to create such a time honored carving. Starting from a roughout, he demonstrates how to detail Santa's hair and face. This caricature is not wearing the traditional Santa suit. Gary walks you through the process of how to make suspenders and buttons, as well as a shirt, pants and shoes.


See Mark N. Akers carve a Santa Christmas Ornament from an available roughout. See his techniques for carving hair and eyes, as well as adding folds to clothing such as Santas hat.
This santa bust was created as an entry into the 2008 CCA Competition and the 2008 Santa Carving Contest. Find out how Mark N. Akers creates his excellent face detail, as well as his techniques for carving hair, clothes and buttons.

See Wanye Shinlever carve his most requested carving. Wayne is known for his Santas. He has a way of carving eyes on his Santas that make them look extremely happy. You will also see him carve a full Santa suit, including fur, belt boots and wrinkles.

In this DVD, Wayne Shinlever demonstrates how to make a quick and easy Santa face. The way Wayne carves and paints this ornament makes it look like it is made of glass. See his requested technique for carving hair and mustaches, as well as a full santa face.