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Project by Josh Carte posted 07-12-2014 03:22 PM 775 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A chainsaw, a torch and a flap sander- that’s it. A break from the faces- only for a moment, though :) I love all of the various styles and approaches one can take to wood carving. The possibilities are endless and the fun is indescribable! I have not polyurethaned these carvings yet, so they appear a little more dull than what they will when finished. Wood is good!

-- https://www.etsy.com/shop/JoshCarteArt





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helluvawreck

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#1 posted 07-12-2014 03:25 PM

Very nice work. My brother would love to have all of these at his log cabin on the river.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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majuvla

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#2 posted 07-12-2014 03:41 PM

Chainsaw masacre in a good way!Amaizing skill.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Josh Carte

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#3 posted 07-12-2014 03:50 PM

Thanks Charles and Ivan! :)
Charles, if your brother is ever interested, we could figure something out :)

-- https://www.etsy.com/shop/JoshCarteArt

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DocSavage45

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#4 posted 07-12-2014 04:42 PM

Josh,

Nice as usual! Cylon guy! LOL! You didn’t use your feet on these?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Josh Carte

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#5 posted 07-12-2014 05:57 PM

Thanks Doc…No foot usage on these haha.

-- https://www.etsy.com/shop/JoshCarteArt

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TechTeacher04

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#6 posted 07-12-2014 09:01 PM

Nice work, you might want to tighten that chain up though, tough on the bar and higher chance of the chair riding off the end of the bar.

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oldrivers

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#7 posted 07-12-2014 09:04 PM

Good looking critters, you did a great job on these.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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Josh Carte

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#8 posted 07-12-2014 09:45 PM

Thanks guys! Hi TechTeacher04, with a carving bar (dime tip) you don’t want the chain to be nearly as tight as a crosscut chain or a ripping chain. Because the tip of the bar is primarily used, a lot of heat is created and if the chain is too tight (or very tight at all for that matter) then lots of friction is created and the chain will make grinding sounds. I’ve let them get much looser than this on the dime tips and only once have I had the chain come off of the bar. I do know what you mean, though, when it comes to standard chains- they should definitely not be this loose :)

-- https://www.etsy.com/shop/JoshCarteArt

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stefang

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#9 posted 07-12-2014 10:19 PM

Fantastic like all your other work.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Josh Carte

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#10 posted 07-13-2014 01:35 AM

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Rob W

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#11 posted 07-14-2014 06:37 PM

Nice Job

-- Rob — I've cut it off twice and it's still too short!, http://www.witzkewood.com

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