Pouting Pete Carving

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Project by Josh Carte posted 09-19-2014 04:57 PM 1103 views 2 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

“Pouting Pete”

Pouting Pete pouts about everything he lives without. He’s certainly smug, with no gratitude, Mr. Pete’s in real need of a new attitude. Neither heroic, nor stoic, nor slightly ecstatic, Pouting Pete on his feet is Mr. dramatic.

11” tall x 6 1/2” wide x 2 1/2” thick

Carved in a Hemlock knot…. I used a dark brown acrylic paint to deepen the crevices, diluted for shallow wrinkles, and diluted a bit more to shade.

I carved Pete in a single piece of knot using tools similar to those of a dentist. Some of the little bits used for this fella’ are as thin as needles :) Hope you like him :)

“Pouting Pete” will be up for auction on beginning tonight at 9pm eastern time. The bidding begins at 99 cents and runs for 10 days. Go to and type in “Josh Carte” in the search bar to find the carvings that I have up for auction at any given time. To visit my store, click on the link:

Much love!


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Marty 529

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#1 posted 09-19-2014 07:08 PM

Amazing talent you have there. .99 cents sounds way too low of a starting price for the amount of workmanship in this. Beautiful job.

-- Marty, Ohio

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Josh Carte

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#2 posted 09-19-2014 08:16 PM

Thank you, Marty :) I’ve found that more people are drawn to a lower starting bid :)


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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 09-19-2014 09:24 PM

Nice one, Josh. Such an expression you were able to capture in this one!!.......................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 09-19-2014 10:56 PM

Another beautiful piece

Too bad Peter Jackson had not seen your work prior the trilogy.

-- Brad, Texas,

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#5 posted 09-19-2014 11:36 PM

Good work I think I knew old Pete several years ago he can’t be pleased. Thanks for sharing.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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Josh Carte

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#6 posted 09-19-2014 11:53 PM

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#7 posted 09-20-2014 12:34 AM

Seriously serious.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#8 posted 09-20-2014 02:45 AM

Man, what an attitude!!! Looks like the kinda guy who is never happy. If someone kissed his butt it would not be in the right place!!!
Great talent Josh.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#9 posted 09-20-2014 02:47 AM

Flawless art…

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#10 posted 09-20-2014 10:07 AM

Pete’s expression mirrors much of the emotions felt by some of my fellow countrymen at this moment after the Referendum result.
Another wonderful character from your imagination.
Thanks again.
Cheers, Jinky (James).

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#11 posted 09-20-2014 02:12 PM

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#12 posted 09-22-2014 08:52 PM

I wish I had a part your talent and creativity! Very impressed.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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Josh Carte

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#13 posted 09-23-2014 02:08 PM

Thank you very much, Surfside :) I’m just trying to do what I love :)


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#14 posted 09-23-2014 03:51 PM

It’s a very nice carving, Josh.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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