Learn to create delightful wooden Santas destined to be treasured family heirlooms. With a combination of over 280 color photographs, a minimal set of carving tools, and easily followed instructions, Paul Bolinger carefully guides the reader step-by-step through rough and detail carving techniques. Camille Bolinger, Pauls wife, demonstrates the oil painting techniques used to bring the carved Santas to life. The text is followed by a gallery of the Bolingers heirloom Santas destined to fire the imagination of every carver who sees them. Novices and old hands alike will enjoy this book.