Alan Hedgespeth is a retired Professor of Mathematics from Henderson Community College with thirty-two years of service. Woodworking has been his hobby for over forty years. Operating under the name CALAN ORIGINALS he produces a wide range of hard wood items including swivel top band saw boxes. He also carves one of a kind Old World Santas. He uses mostly basswood and cottonwood bark. The larger basswood carvings are designed by Alan's wife who is an accomplished oil painter. She brings the Santas to life when she paints their faces. Over the years Alan has perfected his own look for his Santas and he strives to carve them with character. People who know his work can tell a Santa was carved by Alan Hedgespeth.