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Project by Josh Carte posted 04-24-2015 02:22 PM 1138 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I carved this fella’ in a Pine knot, as I choose to do quite often.

A bit about knots….....

Pine knots are sort of like the forest’s driftwood. Anywhere a branch meets the base of a Pine tree, a knot is formed. When the tree dies and rots back into the Earth, the pitch-filled, resilient knots remain in-tact while on the ground for years and years. It is said that there are spirits that inhabit the knots that allow them to remain for so long. My job is to release the spirits!

This carving is 14” tall, 11” wide and 3” thick.

I carve using tools similar to those of a dentist. I like to add a tad of oil paint to accentuate my cuts.

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Dutchy

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#1 posted 04-24-2015 03:06 PM

I still had a picture of this fellow when he was young and didn,t smoke:

I like this fellow Josh.

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Josh Carte

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#2 posted 04-24-2015 03:08 PM

You crack me up, Dutchy :) That’s awesome! Thanks!

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#3 posted 04-24-2015 04:47 PM

I love the way you can see a carving in any part of a tree!! Very nice, Josh. You have a super talent!!

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#4 posted 04-24-2015 06:02 PM

Jim, you’re awesome! Thank ya, brother!

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#5 posted 04-24-2015 06:09 PM

Finally checked out your Etsy shop.

That’s where the sprites hang out.

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#6 posted 04-24-2015 06:44 PM

This is another great carving, Josh. You have developed a wonderful style.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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Josh Carte

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#7 posted 04-24-2015 10:24 PM

They’re there, Tom!

Thanks, Charles! Always trying to better my skills :)

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#8 posted 04-25-2015 08:18 PM

Super! Great detail.

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#9 posted 04-26-2015 01:48 PM

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#10 posted 04-26-2015 02:02 PM

Hummmm. Brings my mind to Alfred Hitchcocks,”The Birds”.. lol

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#11 posted 04-26-2015 04:41 PM

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