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Project by Josh Carte posted 06-12-2014 03:06 PM 1253 views 2 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just finished this new Hemlock knot woodcarving. Most people have no idea what a knot really is…. Is it a dark brown, round imperfection in a Pine board? Well kinda’. The round imperfection in the the board is a cross section of a knot. Anywhere a branch meets the base of a Pine or Hemlock tree, a knot is formed. When the tree dies and decays back into the earth, the only resilient parts left are the pitch- filled, uniquely shaped knots. This carving is from a Hemlock knot- ya dig?

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DocSavage45

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#1 posted 06-12-2014 04:17 PM

Josh,

What’s there “knot” to dig? Let’s Knot do that again. LOL! Good explanation. Nice work sir!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Josh Carte

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#2 posted 06-12-2014 04:20 PM

Thanks Doc :) Top knotch, right? Haha

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DocSavage45

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#3 posted 06-12-2014 04:24 PM

HMMMMMM! YEP!

Wheres my spirit jig?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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MarkTheFiddler

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#4 posted 06-12-2014 05:57 PM

I dig josh. Thanks for the explanation. In fact, if it were not for your explanation, I’d have almost nothing to say.

Your carving is an absolute masterpiece.

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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#5 posted 06-12-2014 06:21 PM

Josh, you are my carving idol! I love your stuff!

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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Marcus

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#6 posted 06-12-2014 06:30 PM

Love all your work, i think this is my new favorite though. Great carving.

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#7 posted 06-12-2014 06:45 PM

Truly phenomenal work.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#8 posted 06-12-2014 06:56 PM

As always amazing

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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Josh Carte

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#9 posted 06-12-2014 07:34 PM

Hey, Thanks everyone! you are all so awesome! I really love the feedback :)

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oldrivers

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#10 posted 06-12-2014 08:52 PM

Excellent work! Love the expression and the detail.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#11 posted 06-12-2014 11:37 PM

Outstanding! Do you have pictures of any carving in process,?

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Josh Carte

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#12 posted 06-13-2014 01:42 AM

I have taken before and afters before, but none for this carving… I might start taking some progress pics since you asked. Thanks!

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#13 posted 06-13-2014 11:21 PM

I didn’t know how to spell phenomenal until Monte posted, by gosh he is right about this.

-- Rockbuster,Ft. Wayne,In It is far better to remain silent, and appear the fool, than it is to open ones mouth, and remove all doubt.

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Josh Carte

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#14 posted 06-14-2014 02:26 AM

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