Old Man, Wizard Wood Spirit Carving

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Project by Josh Carte posted 12-17-2014 11:01 PM 1086 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I carved and painted this face entirely by hand. I painted with acrylics and sealed with urethane. I signed and dated the back of the carving and also attached a hanger. This is in Cottonwood bark.

6” tall, 5” wide, 2 1/2” thick.


Windsor’s wise beyond belief
His presence feels as a relief
He knows just where to go at times
When nothing’s right
And the words won’t rhyme

He’s seen it before
He knows the way
He overcame this feit
Just yesterday

He was born to adorn
An illustrious mark
He’s a cool, firm pillow
For a hot night’s dark

This guy is in my store:

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#1 posted 12-17-2014 11:16 PM

Great carving Josh. Makes the viewer wonder “what is he thinking?” . . .
How did you like working with the Cottonwood bark?

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#2 posted 12-18-2014 01:11 AM

Josh, he is Wonderful, In my opinion he is the best one of yours that I have seen.
Congratulations on a great result.


-- 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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#3 posted 12-18-2014 01:19 AM

Thanks, John! I always enjoy Cottonwood bark- it’s very delicate :) Thank you, Bob! I really appreciate that :)


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Jim Jakosh

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#4 posted 12-18-2014 03:14 AM

Josh, I am amazed at the realism you can impart in your carvings.
Excellent job again!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Merry Christmas!!.......cheers, Jim

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

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#5 posted 12-18-2014 03:48 AM


-- Always one more tool away from being an excellent woodworker...

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Josh Carte

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#6 posted 12-18-2014 01:36 PM

Thanks so much, Jim and SugarbeatCo :)

Merry Christmas!!!!!


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#7 posted 12-21-2014 01:15 PM

His expression is that of a man who is looking at that mountain, and knows, someday, he will climb it.

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

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Josh Carte

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#8 posted 12-21-2014 06:03 PM

:) Awesome Roger! He’s gonna make it!


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