Ron Ransom Woodcarver and his Santas. I bought Ron's book Santa Carving in 1998 and carved Santas for 20 years. I heard from Ron again yesterday, he is now 85 and teaching his last woodcarving class in North Carolina this Fall. This book started a hobby that brought such joy to my life, that I just wanted to say Thank You to Ron. I hope everyone finds their inner creativity and allows it to come forward.