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Mountain Man Face Carving

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Project by Josh Carte posted 03-31-2015 03:21 AM 1069 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

15” tall, 6 1/2” wide and 2” thick

I carved this mountain man in a Pine knot using rotary hand tools- more specifically, a Foredom with a series of steel burs. The Foredom is similar to the tools of a dentist. There is a hanging motor with a flexible shaft that attaches to a hand piece. It is all speed controlled with a foot pedal. There are tons of different cutters that can be inserted into the hand piece for different applications and results.

A great day to me is having the stereo blasting WNKU, sitting on my duff carving wood spirits.

I use a little bit of oil paint to add extra contrast to the knots- just a wee bit…a dollop, smidgen or tad.

Much love!

Check out my shop and all of my available wood spirit carvings: https://www.etsy.com/shop/JoshCarteArt

Find me on Facebook: https://www.Facebook.com/JoshCarteArt

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





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BobWemm

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#1 posted 03-31-2015 05:07 AM

He is really Josh,
Very realistic.

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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Dutchy

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#2 posted 03-31-2015 07:39 AM

My first thoughts were a sailor.

Well done Josh. I like your creations.

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

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oldrivers

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#3 posted 03-31-2015 10:49 AM

Nice size Pine knot. I love the expression, splended detail.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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Josh Carte

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#4 posted 03-31-2015 01:26 PM

Thank you, guys!!!

Might be a sailor, Dutchy :)

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

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DocSavage45

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#5 posted 03-31-2015 04:51 PM

Josh,

Is the Music Bluegrass? :<)

Again nice work!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Josh Carte

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#6 posted 03-31-2015 07:15 PM

Sometimes it’s Bluegrass, Tom. Most of the time it’s singer/songwriter kind of stuff :) Thanks!

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

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jinkyjock

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#7 posted 03-31-2015 08:06 PM

Josh,
a true mountain man.
The lines on his face mirror the slopes of the Appalachians.

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Jim Jakosh

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#8 posted 04-01-2015 02:13 AM

Another great carving, Josh. how well do you do on ETSY? I have tried it but not sold anything yet.
Jim

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

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Josh Carte

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#9 posted 04-01-2015 11:04 AM

Thanks, Jim! I do okay on Etsy. You need to add new items regularly, learn good tag words and renew often- tricky business :)

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

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#10 posted 04-01-2015 07:09 PM

Josh, this is another wonderful carving.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Roger

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#11 posted 04-02-2015 12:19 PM

Now there’s a guy with many stories to be told.

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

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Josh Carte

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#12 posted 04-02-2015 01:29 PM

Thanks, Charles and Roger!!!

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#13 posted 04-03-2015 01:17 AM

Thanks, Josh. I’ll try that!!..........Happy Easter…........Jim

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

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