Smoker Face Carving

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Project by Josh Carte posted 10-28-2014 09:38 PM 1051 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

“Pipin’ Parader”

This fella’ really enjoys a good smoke. He appreciates the solitude and reflection that accompany his evening-time toke. It’s the time of day when he can rest his legs and stretch out his toes for a bit. He sits, thinks, smokes and smiles of the day past and beauty that surrounds him.

I carved this Kat in a piece of Hemlock knot. You can check him out in my shop: along with the rest of my available wood spirit carvings.

I carve these characters using rotary hand tools, and paint them by hand using acrylics. The only paint used on this guy was for shading and some separation. The skin tone is mostly the natural shade of the knot :) Much love!


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#1 posted 10-28-2014 09:58 PM

Very expressive. Nicely done.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#2 posted 10-28-2014 10:51 PM

Nice one , Josh!!

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

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#3 posted 10-28-2014 11:00 PM

Thanks, John and Jim :)


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#4 posted 10-29-2014 12:32 AM

Wonderful as always Josh.
Thanks for sharing.


-- 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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#5 posted 10-29-2014 12:35 AM

I have know idea how you guys can create something so beautiful and intricate. I cant even imagine attempting something like this. Very nice work.

-- If nothing goes right go left.

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Josh Carte

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#6 posted 10-29-2014 02:08 AM

Thanks, Bob :) I appreciate ya’. Thank you, sskwoodcraft :) Just a few years ago, I wouldn’t have been able to imagine making something like this either. We never know which direction the wind may blow us :) Much love!


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#7 posted 10-29-2014 02:28 AM

Excellent Josh.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#8 posted 10-29-2014 04:13 AM

The detail in the eyes is amazing.

-- What I do in and out of the shop at

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#9 posted 10-29-2014 06:37 AM

Josh a beautiful face.

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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#10 posted 10-30-2014 10:49 AM

The look of a very wise fisherman with many stories to tell

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

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#11 posted 10-30-2014 12:46 PM

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