Santa rides again! This highly animated Santa carving depicts the jolly old elf getting more than he bargained for on an off-season fishing expedition. David Sabol demonstrates his traditional wood carving techniques, taking the reader through each step from wood blank to finished carving with clear, step-by-step instructions and color illustrations. The finished carving is brought to life with color staining techniques and given a hint of age with antiquing methods David describes in detail. Patterns are provided for six classic Santas in a variety of poses and for the venerable Mrs. Claus as well. A color gallery shows each of the finished patterns to fire the imagination of every carver. Carvers with basic skills will enjoy the challenges, and advanced carvers will be delighted by the details presented in the projects in this book.