|Project by Josh Carte||posted 03-01-2015 04:34 PM||1177 views||0 times favorited||17 comments|
I carved this wood spirit in a Pine knot. Pine knots are sort of like the forest’s driftwood. When Pine trees die and decay back into the Earth, the resilient knots remain in-tact for years and years. The knots form in the tree anywhere a branch meets the base. Since the knots are full of pitch, they do not rot. Each knot is unique, stable and may very well be over 100 years old.
I call this guy, “Fat Cat”, as my wife said that he reminds her of a cat :)
I carved this fella’ using rotary hand tools, more specifically a Foredom. A Foredom is sort of like a dentist’s tool. I painted him with oil paints.
He is 15” tall, 4 1/2” wide and 2 1/2” thick.
If I can be of any assistance with questions concerning power carving or wood spirits, or anything for that matter, just give me a shout. Much love to you all!
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