Step-By-Step instructions to carve your own Santa! With this collection of 24 woodworking patterns and 4 step-by-step projects as originally published in Woodcarving Illustrated (the leading how-to magazine for woodcarvers), you'll be on your way to crafting your own Santa in no time! Make your Christmas crafts stand out with this detailed and thorough guide to creating wooden Santas. Put yourself in control of designing and decorating your holiday décor with the patterns and projects included in Santa Showcase. Learn tips of the trade and finishing techniques that will take your work to the next level, allowing you to create the most impressive do-it-yourself Christmas decorations. Enjoy an artistic look at the interpretation of Santa Claus from around the world as well as images of Santa Woodworking from throughout the years, showcasing a variety of artistic styles. From Father Christmas to the sleigh driver we all know today, there is something for every holiday craft enthusiast. Both beginners and woodcarving experts will enjoy the inspiration and instruction here. It includes: *A history of Santa Claus, including a gallery of carvings depicting his portrait across the world *4 woodworking tutorials with easy, step-by-step patterns *20 additional Santa craft patterns (everything from traditional to modern) showcasing the best of Woodcarving Illustrated *Professional finishing tips and tricks to make your Santa stand out *The legendary Santa from the book's cover, as originally created by David Sabol for the premiere issue of Woodcarving Illustrated (now out-of-print and highly desired by collectors) *Carvings and Patterns from renowned artists such as Jim Farr, Cyndi Joslyn, Jim Maxwell, Ross Oar, Gerald Sears, Wayne Shinlever, Mike Shipley, Art Shoemaker, Tina Toney, and more! If you or the woodworker in your life are looking to create holiday crafts unlike anything else you've ever made before, you owe it to yourselves to check out Santa Showcase. These creations will help to create memories that will last a lifetime!