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Project by Josh Carte posted 10-24-2014 07:20 PM 2149 views 0 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I carved this little fella’ in a bagpipe chanter. This is a commissioned carving from Lindsey’s bagpipes. I like knowing that someone will be carrying this guy around with them everywhere they take their pipes.

I made this carving in a piece of Ebony. The wood carves very well with a sharp bur and holds detail wonderfully. This was a bit challenging as I was only given around 3/4” depth to fit in the face before hitting the hollow center- pshew, barely made it :) I decided to go ahead and paint this face because the detail would have been lost on this dark, dark wood when a finish was applied. Diggin’ it :) Have a good one, all!

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Thewoodman2000

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#1 posted 10-24-2014 07:40 PM

Cool guy! I give you a 10+ on that one. Good looking guy. Like the eyes & how you did the hair1

Nice job!!!

-- (the only thing in there she says is....tap on head..........tap..........tap..... saw dust) - James www.etsy.com/shop/ZionsWoodnCrafts

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 10-24-2014 08:04 PM

Nice carving, Josh!!

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

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Josh Carte

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#3 posted 10-24-2014 09:49 PM

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JoeinGa

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#4 posted 10-24-2014 10:08 PM

OK, I’ll be the first to admit… I had to Google what part of the bagpipe is the “bagpipe chanter”. Learn something new every day :-)

Nice job on the carving!

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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oldrivers

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#5 posted 10-24-2014 10:32 PM

Super job the detail is great and the contrasting colors are not only becoming but make this Dude pop right out.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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BobWemm

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#6 posted 10-25-2014 12:22 AM

Great job Josh, he even looks like a Scotsman. Love him.
Thanks for sharing.

Bob.

-- 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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Josh Carte

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#7 posted 10-25-2014 12:33 AM

Thanks, guys! Joe in Ga, I still don’t really know what part the chanter is- I just carve where and what I’m told haha Much love!

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

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DocSavage45

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#8 posted 10-25-2014 01:44 AM

Josh,

Sounds like you are off in another direction. It’s a whole new Bag(pipe) LOL! Excellent as always! Many more to come from the cylon of wood nymphs!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#9 posted 10-25-2014 01:45 AM

Passed it on to an old friend that plays. Nice one.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#10 posted 10-25-2014 04:13 AM

Great carving. Hope it sounds as good as it looks.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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Dutchy

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#11 posted 10-25-2014 10:40 AM

I,m getting scared.

Well done Josh,.

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#12 posted 10-25-2014 04:42 PM

It looks awesome!

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Tom Pritchard

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#13 posted 10-26-2014 02:04 AM

Great detail…very nice.

-- Tom in Madison, Indiana

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Josh Carte

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#14 posted 10-26-2014 04:53 PM

Thanks to all :) Wood is good! Much love :)

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ThorinOakenshield

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#15 posted 10-27-2014 01:23 PM

The nose is slightly off…. but I thought this looked just like Saddam Hussein… in the latter years.
Also, fantastic work!

-- -Thorin Oakenshield, King Under the Mountain

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