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"Fat Cat" Carving in Pine Knot

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Project by Josh Carte posted 03-01-2015 04:34 PM 1244 views 0 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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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rustynails

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#1 posted 03-01-2015 05:05 PM

Josh, another good looking peice keeping coming…

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Josh Carte

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#2 posted 03-01-2015 05:12 PM

Thank you, rustynails :)

I’m trying to keep my faces very natural most of the time now- my personal preference. The oils help to achieve this.

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#3 posted 03-01-2015 06:04 PM

LOL!

Josh these guys are getting so real they it’s scary. It’s that cylon thing ….right?

looks like he’d walk up to me and ask me what I was doing in his forest.

I’m guessing he will sell quickly.

Great job!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#4 posted 03-01-2015 07:01 PM

Yep, Tom, it’s the cylon thing :) Thanks, man, I really appreciate you!

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#5 posted 03-01-2015 08:31 PM

Be nice for this fellow, he,s angry, Is it because you have cut him?

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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#6 posted 03-01-2015 10:26 PM

You got it, Dutchy! He says, “No more cutting!” I left him alone for a bit….he’s smiling now.

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#7 posted 03-01-2015 11:14 PM

Super carving, Josh

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

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#8 posted 03-01-2015 11:17 PM

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#9 posted 03-01-2015 11:27 PM

He’s got a “I’m a bounty hunter” look about him. :)

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

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#10 posted 03-02-2015 12:17 AM

Great work as usual Josh. He is really nice.

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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#11 posted 03-02-2015 01:45 AM

Always amazed Josh how you spot the opportunities in any old piece of otherwise rubbish timber, this guy has that real “evil” eye look, another beauty mate
Pete

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#12 posted 03-02-2015 01:54 AM

Very much appreciated guys!!!!

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#13 posted 03-02-2015 02:41 AM

Super job keep up the good work

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#14 posted 03-02-2015 10:53 PM

I like his frown expression.Great job.

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#15 posted 03-03-2015 12:26 AM

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