Holiday Carving

Caricature Santa Bonus Pattern

Caricature Santa Bonus Pattern

Comical Claus wears his “day after” outfit By Don Dearolf and Jack Kochan Don Dearolf offers this comical take on what Santa would wear the day after Christmas. We’ve included patterns for the one Don carved as well as a pattern based on a Santa long-time illustrator Jack Kochan carved […]

by November 2, 2013 Holiday Carving, Patterns, Projects
Bonus Traditional Ornament Pin Patterns

Bonus Traditional Ornament Pin Patterns

Bonus holiday pin patterns based on a traditional Christmas ornament design By Glenn Stewart In Woodcarving Illustrated Holiday 2013 (Issue 65), Glenn Stewart demonstrated how to carve a holiday pin based on a traditional bulb-shaped ornament. Below are patterns for two other variations on that theme.   CLICK HERE to […]

by November 1, 2013 Holiday Carving, Patterns, Projects
Double-Sided Holiday Ornament

Double-Sided Holiday Ornament

                  Ingenious Turkey/Santa ornament is a real attention getter By Glenn Stewart I carved this turkey one autumn for a fun project. A few weeks later, I was carving Santa faces on different things, like clothespins and pencils. The turkey was close by, […]

by August 21, 2013 Fall Carving, Holiday Carving, Patterns, Projects
The Work of Ellis Olson

The Work of Ellis Olson

In Woodcarving Illustrated Holiday 2012 (Issue 61), Ellis Olson showed how to carve “Checking His List,” and Old World Santa who is checking to see who is on his good list. Ellis also shared some of his background and a few photos of other carvings that didn’t fit into the magazine. […]

by October 19, 2012 Features, Holiday Carving
Build a Dancing Santa

Build a Dancing Santa

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 […]

by November 18, 2011 Holiday Carving, Videos
Super Simple Santa, Fisherman, Soldier Ornaments

Super Simple Santa, Fisherman, Soldier Ornaments

Faces are quick and easy when you hide the eyes By Don Worley Many people are familiar with the tiny biting insect called the no-see-um. I created a series of carvings I call no-see-ums because the eyes are hidden by hats or hair. Designed to eliminate the task of carving […]

by July 26, 2011 Holiday Carving, Patterns, Projects
Carving a Santa Part 5

Carving a Santa Part 5

Gene Messer shows how to carve a Santa. Part 5 of Gene Messer’s video on carving a Santa.

by November 8, 2010 Holiday Carving, Videos
Carving a Santa Part 4

Carving a Santa Part 4

Gene Messer shows how to carve a Santa. Part 4 of Gene Messer’s video on carving a Santa.

by November 1, 2010 Holiday Carving, Videos
Carving a Santa Part 3

Carving a Santa Part 3

Gene Messer shows how to carve a Santa. Part 3 of Gene Messer’s video on carving a Santa.

by October 25, 2010 Holiday Carving, Videos
Carving a Santa Part 2

Carving a Santa Part 2

Gene Messer shows how to carve a Santa. Part 2 of Gene Messer’s video on carving a Santa.

by October 18, 2010 Holiday Carving, Videos