Turn the crank to make this carving.
While this Santa carving is nice by itself, the simple mechanism that turns it into an automaton makes it fun for people of all ages. Just turn the crank, and the simple mechanism rotates the santa and lifts him into the air. Scroll down to see the Santa in action. The complete instructions to carve and make the dancing mechanism can be found in Woodcarving Illustrated Holiday 2011 (Issue 57).