Wednesday, August 9, 2017


These two carvings were not consignment carvings.
They are FOR SALE.

Three Green Men among the Leaves

The one on the left is nearest to the correct color.
The one on the right shows the 3rd Green Man better


Three Green Men
among the Leaves
plus tax and freight

Swan Sleigh Santa

Swan Sleigh Santa

plus tax and freight

Thursday, June 29, 2017



Foundwood Carvings
Millard Harrell
Creation of Santa’s, Elves & Snowmen
Produced by hand carving tools and no two are exactly alike.
All will be special orders.  Allow 3 weeks for delivery.
You may order by email -
A check or money order must accompany your order.
(We do not take credit cards or use Pay Pal.)

Home Phone  620-341-9099      Millard's Cell  620-794-1418
Personal Message on Facebook to
 Millard Harrell, Onnalee Harrell or the Foundwood Carvings page.

All "Faces" are $70.00
plus tax - $5.95 and shipping & packing - $6.00 each
If more than 1 are packed together shipping charges will be adjusted.
6" high x 3 ½" - 4" wide 

Santa with Frosted Over or Clear Glasses

plus tax - $6.38 and shipping & packing - $6.00 each

Frosted Over Santa


Each Santa is different, but they all have glasses that frosted over because of Santa's wild Christmas Eve ride delivering presents through a stormy Christmas Evening and Christmas Morning. Although his glasses were all frosted over he was still going strong and he was already looking forward to the next year.

Santa's with Clear Glasses

Santa with a Pipe 
plus tax - $6.38 and shipping & packing - $6.00 each

The Santa with a Pipe Ornament is inspired by the words from
The Night Before Christmas which reads,
"A stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth…" 

Each hand carved Santa Ornament will be carved with traditional woodcarving tools.
Santa will always be portrayed with a pipe of various styles and no two ornaments will be exactly alike. The back of each Santa will be a winter night time motif, but they will be varied.

They are truly an original work of art by woodcarver Millard Harrell.

Santa with Pipe and Glasses
plus tax - $6.80 and shipping & packing - $6.00 each

Santa’s in the Round6" high x 3 ½" - 4" wide 
plus tax - $7.65 and shipping & packing - $6.00 each


Santa’s with flat back All "Faces" are $70.00plus tax - $5.95 and shipping & packing - $6.00 each
If more than 1 are packed together shipping charges will be adjusted.
6" high x 3 ½" - 4" wide
These can be carved smaller ornament size, but they are the same price.

Click on this link

Mistletoe Santa

Elves in the Round6" high x 3 ½" - 4" wide 
plus tax - $7.65 and shipping & packing - $6.00 each


Not Pictured
Elves with flat back - $70.00
6" high x 3 ½" - 4" wide
plus tax - $5.95 and shipping & packing - $6.00 each
If more than 1 are packed together shipping charges will be adjusted.
6" high x 3 ½" - 4" wide 

Snowmen in the Round
6" high x 3 ½" - 4" wide 
plus tax - $7.65 and shipping & packing - $6.00 each
(Naked Snowmen might be cheaper. )



In Santa’s magical world at the North Pole there are some other helpers beside the elves that are an important part of getting things done up there.  These other helpers are probably nearest to what we would call robots.  You see, Santa, by using a little “laying his finger aside of his nose” magic can make snowmen move, walk and do simple chores.  The magic Santa works on snowmen is highly influenced by Santa’s mood and physical health.  For instance, once when Santa was really hungry and he had just heard that Mrs. Claus had made some snow ice cream, his magic somehow went a little awry and he turned a couple of snowmen into “Cannibal Snowmen” that ate up the other snowmen as fast as he and the elves could make them.  That of course was an unusual situation and most of Santa’s “laying his finger aside of his nose” magic works splendidly to create helpful hard working and pleasant snowmen.  

The snowmen, of course, do all of their activities outside where it is always cold.  Their activities range from singing outside Santa’s workshop window to keep the elves entertained to shoveling snow up in piles so Santa and the elves can later make them into other snowmen.  

Although snowmen are always ice cold, they have a warm heart.  Once while the snowmen were singing outside the work shop window, they noticed a baby reindeer that was getting too cold.  They immediately gather around the baby reindeer to shield him from the cold wind.  Although snowmen are robotic-like, they can display quite human characteristics at times.

This collection of snowmen can maybe prod, poke, tug and pull adults imagination to attribute some job or characteristic to each one of these hand carved snowmen.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017



New Carvings at Grassroots Art Center
Grassroots Art Center Link

A modern, and more muscular version of Uncle Sam.
"I said, 'Liberty and justice for all'
You gotta problem with that?"   

Uncle Sam
Not so gruff!

4th of July Firecrackers - ready to explode.

In the Likeness of Jesus
My attempt to produce the face of Jesus,
as I picture Him in my mind.

Gaucho Gill
The folk Saint of Argentina

B. Obama
A bottle stopper depicting President Obama very early in his presidency
when flies light on his face as he was attempting to give an interview. 
He remained composed and focused. 

                                                                                                             Smiley Virus 
A fairly prominent performer
has gained some dubious fame 
for sticking her tongue out
during her performances. 

Smiley Virus is a “take off” of her name 

to produce this ugly pumpkin face.  

Saturday, May 27, 2017


52522     .     52641
5-27-17         5-31-17

I was honored to be asked to have a Santa Woodcarving Class in St. Louis in May.  
The woodcarving members worked hard and hopefully it was as much fun for them as it was for me.

All packed and ready to load into the car.

My carved Santa for using in teaching techniques. 

The Classes in session.

Below is John Panhorst's Santa.
He sent an email and said he had just finished painting this Santa.
He is sending a picture as soon as he gets the final coat of sealer over the paint.
It will be posted as soon as we receive a picture.

A special Thank You
Sharon Morris
spending timeless hours of organizing
the woodcarving class.
She carved an excellent Santa too.   

Sharon received the Santa that I had carved for the class to look at for a finished product.

Front Row Left to Right:  
1.Michael Short;  2.Rebekah Blankenship;   3.Sharon Morris;  4.Glenda Taber;
5.Paul Pinkston;  6.John Panhorst;  7.Tom Arnold

Back Row Left to Right:
1.John Martineau;  2.Larry Keller;  3.Don Branson;  4.Millard Harrell

Thank You to the members for their comments.

Hello all,
I really enjoyed Millard's class this weekend, as I'm sure you did as well.  Here are a few pictures that I took, including some close-ups of Millard's carving that might help as you finish up. 

Thanks to Sharon for sending out the other pictures, as well as for her work in organizing the class. Let me know if you have trouble downloading the photos, this is the first time that I have ever tried to make a .zip file.

John Panhorst

Thanks for sending us pics John!  I can open on my IPad!!  I'll bring it tonight and we'll see if we can zip the videos so I can send those to everyone as well.

All - Millard did ask if we could go to our contacts and let them know if we enjoyed the class.  Sounds like he might be interested in teaching some more classes if there is an interest!  Yeah for the carving world!!!!  

My eyes were too small for the size of the blank so my next one will be much better (that is my mission anyway).  There are several things I will do differently on the next one.  I'm going to keep working on more for this Christmas and I have the sample he used in the class if you need to see it up close and personal once again (Millard was nice enough to gift the sample to me for setting up the class - how lucky am I?).  I can always bring it in if you let me know you would like to see it again.  

Anyway, I'm going on Facebook to show the finished product of our class!  

I'll see some of you tonight!!
Sharon Morris

Millard,   I had a great time at your seminar this past weekend. 
I hope you will come to St. Louis again to teach.
Could you please make a listing of the paints and finishes, including brands,you use on the Santa?
Thank You 
 Best regards, 

Paul Pinkston 
Farmington, Missouri

I'm sure there are other emails or comments that I haven't seen.  Please feel free to send them to me and I will gladly include them.  Also, I will add more pictures, if I missed some.
(Millard's wife)
P.S. I'm sorry that I was so slow getting these on the blog.  It seems like when you get old, everything or every interruption is a major issuse.  :)

Sharon Morris has been busy . . . very busy since the woodcarving class in St. Louis.
I found these on "Woodcarver List" on facebook.  Great job, Sharon!

She posted them with this comment . . . . .
"This months carvings for me. They are the products of recent training from Millard Harrell. He is a great instructor if you get an opportunity to take one of his classes!"

This top picture is the Santa that she carved in the woodcarving class.

Michael Short's Santa