Paul F. Bolinger, one of Americas preeminent woodcarvers, shows you how to create some of the most collectible Santas in the United States. Using a combination of over 185 color photographs and easily followed instructions, Paul carefully guides the reader through rough and detail carving techniques while his wife, Camille J. Bolinger, demonstrates how to paint the carved Santas. Paul further explains how to develop original designs of your own and how to breathe life into them with positioning and a visual hook. Also included are patterns for five other Santas, a chapter covering best selling designs, and a photo gallery featuring over twenty humorous Santas sure to get the creative juices flowing. Your finished Santas will be treasured by family and friends for generations to come!