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Tree Carving in Box Elder Driftwood

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Project by Josh Carte posted 01-27-2015 09:56 PM 1286 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Found this really cool piece of Box Elder driftwood… It sat in my shop for a long time without me knowing really what it was. I knew that I liked the shape of the driftwood and the exterior appearance, but I had no idea that it was Box Elder. I love how this wood carves. It is very strong, but carves like a soft wood- sort of like Basswood. There is a little flame to this piece that is more evident on the back side- not in the pictures.

I began this carving, as I do many of my carvings, with a chainsaw. I used my Jawhorse as an extra set of hands to hold this log while I was carving it. I wouldn’t have been able to make this carving without the Jawhorse. Once it was shaped up with the chainsaw, I used my Foredom with different burs to detail and sand the carving. I finished it with 3 coats of spray satin urethane.

This tree is about 12” tall and around 5 1/2” wide. It is a free-standing carving. I have it listed in my shop if you’d like to check it out: https://www.etsy.com/shop/JoshCarteArt

My Facebook page is https://www.Facebook.com/JoshCarteArt

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





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#1 posted 01-27-2015 10:25 PM

I love how you have shaped the tree limbs to have a sense of weight to them. They droop as if they have endured many years of rain, ice and snow. Your carvings are very organic and beautiful. My favorites are our trees and wildlife.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#2 posted 01-27-2015 11:57 PM

Awesome! Awesome! Awesome! A tree within a tree. That’s cool carving

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

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#3 posted 01-28-2015 12:11 AM

Very nice Josh,
Great job on a lovely piece of driftwood.

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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#4 posted 01-28-2015 01:15 AM

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