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Sassafras Driftwood Carving

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Project by Josh Carte posted 05-02-2015 05:43 PM 959 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This wood spirit carving is hand-carved in a piece of Sassafras driftwood. This is a very large carving that makes quite a statement hanging on the wall.

This piece is 21” tall, 5 1/2” wide and 4” thick.

I carved this fella’ and his mushroom hitchhikers using rotary hand tools (similar to those of a dentist). I used an oil stain to finish the carving and accentuate the details.

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#1 posted 05-02-2015 05:47 PM

Josh,

Has a different feel. I like it. Have you ever thought about a carving/sculpture of someone you know?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#2 posted 05-02-2015 06:10 PM

very nice piece, Josh. It captures feeling in the face!

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

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#3 posted 05-04-2015 02:41 AM

Thanks, guys!

Tom, I have carved likenesses of real people, but never anyone that I know. I don’t really like the idea of carving real people. I like for the character to emerge from the wood and be a real part of the wood- just my preference :)

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#4 posted 05-05-2015 11:36 AM

Your carvings are all so expressive. Really enjoy them.

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

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#5 posted 05-05-2015 12:54 PM

Much obliged, Roger :)

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#6 posted 05-05-2015 12:56 PM

Josh, it’s hard to say because I love all of your work, but this may be one of my favorites. I love it’s character.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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#7 posted 05-05-2015 03:59 PM

Do wood sprites have pets?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#8 posted 05-06-2015 01:22 PM

Thanks so much, Charles! They’re going to keep getting better :)

I carve some animals, Tom, typically with a chainsaw or in pierced relief. You’ll be seeing more!

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#9 posted 07-28-2015 04:12 AM

He kinda looks like Orson Wells. I love the way you can’t seem to let well enough alone (mushroom hitch hikers?).
Speaking of which. Was there something extra in the top pf the Jack Nicholson piece?

-- Mark

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#10 posted 07-28-2015 02:16 PM

Thanks, Mark! I’m still improving… Everyday :) And I am very grateful!

I didn’t intentionally put anything extra in the Jack Nicholson piece…doesn’t mean something isn’t there, though…

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#11 posted 07-28-2015 02:23 PM

Nicely turned, Sir.

I am a huge fan of Netsuke. Many, many, MANY failures before I, finally, captured the piece hiding just under the surface of a chunk of wood.

-- 'I sand, therefore, I am'. Richard. PNW.

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#12 posted 07-28-2015 02:28 PM

Thanks, Richard! Lots of failures…That’s for sure, brother :) But all of the failures really aren’t failures at all….You know that, though :)

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