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Project by Josh Carte posted 39 days ago 739 views 3 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I carved this lady in a piece of Spalted Maple. As many of you may know, a piece of wood becomes “spalted’ due to the introduction and decomposition of the wood from fungus. The different types of fungus give the wood its’ various colors. No artist will ever be a match for the beauty that Mother Nature creates. This carving is around 10” tall, 5” wide and 4” thick. Good day, folks :)

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PaulDoug

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#1 posted 39 days ago

That is an awesome carving, but almost creepy looking!

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

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Eli Adamit

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#2 posted 39 days ago

wow, very nice.

-- Eli Adamit, Israel

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oldrivers

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#3 posted 39 days ago

Good job Josh! She is very different, is that a dog face or a critter on the top left (the top right on the carving)?

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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Josh Carte

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#4 posted 39 days ago

Thanks, everyone!

PaulDoug, she is a bit creepy, right haha…. :)

Oldrivers, I suppose whatever is up there is open to interpretation :) I didn’t carve anything there- it’s just a natural face from nature :)

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RogerBean

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#5 posted 39 days ago

Josh,
Very, very nicely done!
Roger

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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Josh Carte

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#6 posted 39 days ago

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ashe

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#7 posted 39 days ago

awesome work,ithink its creepy aswell!

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#8 posted 38 days ago

Eye catching! Very interesting carving.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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jaykaypur

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#9 posted 38 days ago

Dude,,,,,,,you got the gift! This is a true piece of art. Love the way this piece came out for you.

There aint a price for this….it’s priceless. GREAT job and fabulous craftsmanship and artistry skills.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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DocSavage45

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#10 posted 38 days ago

More than creepy Josh I think she has wood magic. I’d keep her around to ward off the wood nymphs. Have you ever made puppets or marionettes?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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greyspider

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#11 posted 38 days ago

That’s beautiful! I have never seen anything like it.

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jinkyjock

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#12 posted 38 days ago

Great job Josh,
love the way you have worked around/with the spalting
to create an image.
Question, who is “Molly”.
Cheers, Jinky (James).

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Josh Carte

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#13 posted 38 days ago

Much love to everyone!

No puppets, Doc… :)

James, Molly was the first female name that came to mind when I made this piece- I felt like it fit her well :)

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helluvawreck

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#14 posted 38 days ago

I love this, Josh. You positioned the face beautifully. Very nice work.

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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Josh Carte

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