Driftwood Spirit, Woodcarving by Josh Carte

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Project by Josh Carte posted 126 days ago 627 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is my newest driftwood carving….just finished him today :) He is 7” tall x 7” wide x 3” thick. I tried a little bit of a different approach to the painting on this carving- I like the way it turned out. I never really know who is going to emerge from each new piece of wood. It is more of a carve and discover process than seeking a certain image. I enjoy allowing the wood to take me where it wants to go because it’s usually where I want to go, as well. Wood is good :)


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#1 posted 126 days ago

Really neat! I like this guy you stated ā€œ(I never really know who is going to emerge from each new piece of wood.)ā€ well Iā€™d say the right one showed up this time. I really like the before and after pictures they are very enlightening just to see what you seen before you applied your talents. Good work thanks for sharing.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#2 posted 126 days ago

holy cow!

I wonder about the tools you used for this carving…

thanks for sharing….

I suddenly remember the flexcuts…

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Josh Carte

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#3 posted 126 days ago

Hello Violaine, I am a power carver. I use a Foredom with all of its’ various cutters :) Thanks! Thank you, Oldrivers :)


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#4 posted 126 days ago

very cool guy

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#5 posted 126 days ago

Looks great!

-- Dreaming patterns

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#6 posted 126 days ago

Very nice carving John…always enjoy seeing your work, great job.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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#7 posted 126 days ago

Wow such details….

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#8 posted 126 days ago

Its amazing to see something come alive out of a small piece of wood. Continue to keep your eyes and ears open as you create.

-- jerry

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#9 posted 126 days ago

wow, that is so cool, great amount of detail

-- steve, simple and effective woodworking---

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