In hobby stores around the country there are resources for woodcarvers that are often overlooked. A great variety of shapes are turned from sugar pine, which make perfect blanks for woodcarving creations. In this new book, Kelley Stadelman transforms these blanks into Christmas figures. Illustrated with step-by-step color photographs, she carves a rotund Santa and stately tree. In addition she includes a gallery with several of the other possibilities that can be wrought from the turned blanks. Kelley came to carving from the world of tole painting and offers some of the techniques of that craft to the reader. They add a detail and charm to the finishing of the carvings that will delight and enrich your abilities. A perfect book for the person who carves for the sheer joy of it!