Walking Stick with Face Carving

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Project by Josh Carte posted 01-01-2015 08:01 PM 1389 views 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch to view this carving :)

48” long x 2 1/2” wide

There is a big bend to this stick, but the natural shape actually makes this an extremely comfortable carry. The bend gives the stick a lot of flexibility.

I carved and painted this happy fella’ entirely by hand. He makes a great walking companion and confidant. He’s always got a smile, and is willing to go wherever you want to take him.

The twists in this stick are due to honeysuckle vines growing around this stick as a sapling, forcing it to grow twisted or die. Nature is fantastic!


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#1 posted 01-01-2015 08:19 PM

Wow! This carving sure looks like a real guy to me. You’re amazing.

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

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#2 posted 01-01-2015 09:08 PM

You do some very impressive wood sculptures. Nice!

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#3 posted 01-02-2015 12:59 AM

Great expression Josh. Another winner.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#4 posted 01-02-2015 01:44 AM

Great work!

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#5 posted 01-02-2015 02:52 AM

Thank you all very much :) Just doing what I love :)


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#6 posted 01-02-2015 03:48 AM

And it loves you! Happy New Year! The cylon is back! LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#7 posted 01-02-2015 10:18 AM

Very nice and it is not so easy to carve in small scale.

-- Eli Adamit, Israel

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#8 posted 01-02-2015 02:05 PM

I really like it. My Dad would love it

Nice work

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#9 posted 01-02-2015 02:39 PM

Trying to keep the Cylon going, Tom :) Thanks, all!


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#10 posted 01-02-2015 02:42 PM

Ole Green Man looks like his intentions are NOT pure. Nice work, though, Josh!

-- Tree, wood, and box lover from Pennsylvania

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#11 posted 01-02-2015 07:32 PM

Very nice.

-- M. M. PINA

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#12 posted 01-02-2015 08:29 PM

Aaaahhh those British national health service dentures,displayed with pride for all modern plastic enthusiasts to explore and admire at their leasure.Those alone deserve a smiley well done lol Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#14 posted 01-04-2015 04:57 AM

You are a fabulous carver. The expression and detail in that face is amazing. I can’t believe it’s in that crooked, bark ridden fire-place stick—and all the better for it! Wow!

-- --bch

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#15 posted 01-04-2015 03:07 PM

Thank you very much, bch :) Sure do appreciate you!


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