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Dog Chainsaw Carving, Lab

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Project by Josh Carte posted 11-05-2014 08:33 PM 2161 views 1 time favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I carved this pup using a chainsaw and a few other tools. He measures 25” tall, 11” wide and 8” thick. I started off with a chunk of White Pine and began shaping with a little, Stihl MS 180- a very versatile and aggressive saw when used with a 1/4” pitch chain.

Next, I smoothed things out with a flap sander, and then fuzzed everything up again with a wire brush on a drill. I carved the eyes and detailed the nose using a Dremel bur. The only paint I used was some black for the eyes and white for the eyes and top of nose. The rest of the color was achieved using a torch.

This was a very fun project for me, and I intend on carving some more dogs after this one!

This guy is for sale in my shop if you are interested: https://www.etsy.com/shop/JoshCarteArt

Here is the link directly to this carving:https://www.etsy.com/listing/209891185/dog-chainsaw-carving-lab-wood-sculpture?ref=shophomeactive1

TO SEE ALL OF MY AVAILABLE CHAINSAW CARVINGS:https://www.etsy.com/shop/JoshCarteArt?sectionid=16031630&ref=shopsectionleftnav5

:)

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





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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 11-05-2014 08:50 PM

Wow, Josh He looks like the real thing, You are good!!!!!

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

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stefang

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#2 posted 11-05-2014 09:15 PM

Fantastic!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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oldrivers

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#3 posted 11-05-2014 11:04 PM

Amazingly well done, very realistic.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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Roger

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#4 posted 11-05-2014 11:21 PM

For sure, he looks like he is breathing.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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hunter71

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#5 posted 11-05-2014 11:22 PM

Looks like he is just waiting for a master.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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Josh Carte

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#6 posted 11-05-2014 11:24 PM

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woodchuckerNJ

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#7 posted 11-06-2014 12:25 AM

woof woof..
pretty nice.

-- Jeff NJ

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BobWemm

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#8 posted 11-06-2014 12:43 AM

Josh, he really does look real.
Great job. I love him.

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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Druid

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#9 posted 11-06-2014 02:03 AM

Wonderful and very lifelike Josh.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#10 posted 11-06-2014 02:41 AM

very lifelike… reminds me of my little buddy.

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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Woodbridge

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#11 posted 11-06-2014 03:41 AM

that is pretty amazing. the face looks so lifelike. fabulous job.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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DocSavage45

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#12 posted 11-06-2014 05:30 AM

Josh,

Damn! Your good! LOL! Is this from life, a picture or an evolved carving?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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bowtie

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#13 posted 11-06-2014 11:50 AM

What a talent you have!

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....

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Thewoodman2000

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#14 posted 11-06-2014 12:53 PM

Looks like you are the “Master” in more ways then 1!

Great skill thanks for sharing with us.

-- (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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Josh Carte

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#15 posted 11-06-2014 01:34 PM

Guys, I really appreciate you all :) Doc, I had a picture to glance at every now and then on this one :)

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

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