A while ago I gave myself a challenge to carve 100 Santa ornaments or pins this year. I went on to say that I would donate them to someone who would be sure to use them to benefit others.
In this box are 72 Santa ornament and/or pins that have been carved. Most must be painted and finished. I never said they would be life sized. Most of what I like to whittle and carve is small.
These are some of the smaller items that I have recently carved. The front row are Civil War busts. The back row has a hillbilly, 7 wizards on a quarter, a mountain man, and a gnome. The largest of these might be 2 inches tall.
Retired male. Next birthday will be 78. Spend most of my time carving and quilting. Retired early (51) from a major university; so I am gettin this retirement thing down real good. I talked myself into wood carving. My daughter talked me into making quilts.