Snyder has been making one-of-a-kind Santa Claus figurines from wood for more than ten years. Snyder spends anywhere from two weeks to two months carving the Santa Claus figurines before painting them.
Each Santa Claus is unique and can be personalized.
This hobby began when Snyder's wife read a magazine article about a dentist who quit his job to begin working in craftsmanship.
Snyder thought he could do the same, so he began carving Santa Clauses out of basswood.
Snyder carves approximately 250 Santas a year and sells them in all 50 states, as well as in South America, Europe, Canada and Australia.
Snyder answered questions from the students and showed them one of his carved and painted Santas.