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Friday, July 2, 2010

busy making santa and snowman branch guys,

hi folks , i know some of my videos are slowing down a bit, i need some time to get some things done, i just finished some of my branch guys, ( snowmen and santas) ornaments, i sold one , and the rest will go on my other blog for sale, also i have a new santa that i will be teaching on youtube, it was a request some time ago from a person that came to see me at the lancaster show ,,, from new jersey, so i should be starting that one in the next week or so,,, i have 8 of these branch guys done, finding the wood was a bit of work, i found some, it was so neat cause i take off the first layer of the bark which has a rich brown color to it, and then i carve in the santa face, its been fun to do the wood is really hard, but if i take my time its not to bad, also i am spraying it with the water and alcohol mixture which has help it, i have yet to find popular trees around me lol maybe i am to use this stuff first ,, it holds detail, well the wood i am not sure what it is, its some type of nut tree, cause the wood smells like hickory, but yet different than a hickory tree, happy carving everyone, safe travels, arleen

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