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Project by Josh Carte posted 05-28-2014 07:54 PM 801 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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A very good client of mine asked me to carve my version of one of his dearest friends. He didn’t care about how I interpreted the pictures he gave me, he just wanted what I had to offer. He said I could be as creative as I like and take whatever approach I wanted. I decided to place “Donald” in a block of kiln-dried Curly Maple. I knew that this wood holds detail very well, but what I forgot was how hard of a species this wood is to carve- Jeesh! This stuff about wore me down :) It’s amazing how we can look like 10 different people based on 10 different pictures. Every expression that we make is unique to ourself. I am quite pleased with the way that Donald turned out, and I hope that my client and Donald are pleased as well. A good day to all :)

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Scootles

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#1 posted 05-28-2014 08:34 PM

Wow. looks great! I am interested in learning to carve. Do you have resources on where to start?

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Josh Carte

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#2 posted 05-28-2014 08:43 PM

Thanks Scootles. I suppose it depends on what type of carving you would like to do. Some people use carving knives for chip carving and hand carvings. I hand carve using rotary hand tools- more specifically, a Foredom. Find the types of carvings that you like, then figure out what type of tools are used to create those carvings…... I just one day ordered my Foredom and some of the accessories and began cutting wood- notice I didn’t say “carving” because it was not carving in the beginning :) I hope this helps. Best of luck!

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freddy1962

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#3 posted 05-28-2014 08:47 PM

Josh, Now we’re talkin…just awesome, excellent work!

-- JEFF Illinois (Banks of the Mississippi)

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Josh Carte

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#4 posted 05-28-2014 08:50 PM

Thank you very much, Freddy1962 aka JEFF :)

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stefang

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#5 posted 05-28-2014 09:08 PM

The creation comes from the brain so it doesn’t really much matter what tool you use.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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freddy1962

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#6 posted 05-28-2014 09:23 PM

OH, it matters what tool you use. Tools convey the creation.

-- JEFF Illinois (Banks of the Mississippi)

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Skylark53

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#7 posted 05-29-2014 01:20 AM

If I were your friend’s client, I would be flattered. Very good work

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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Eli Adamit

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#8 posted 05-29-2014 04:44 AM

Very nice.
About tools. You can do the same woodcarvings with different tool. the difference is on the time you need to achieve the same result.

-- Eli Adamit, Israel

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hunter71

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#9 posted 05-29-2014 11:39 AM

I am at the cutting stage, maybe with time I will be a carver. I’ll just follow your leads Josh and other fellow L/J’s

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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