Mountain Man, Hillbilly Carving

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Project by Josh Carte posted 06-03-2015 02:19 PM 1394 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Meet “Billy”....Billy is his sister’s husband and his father’s son-in-law. There’s quite a bit of confusion in Billy’s family, but it’s nothing a few cigarettes and some Red Bull can’t fix.



I like to carve using my Foredom. It’s a rotary, hand-tool system that consists of a hanging motor, foot pedal, flexible shaft and hand piece with various cutting accessories. I like to use just a tad of oil paint to accent my cuts.

If I can be of any help to anyone for any reason, I’ll be happy to do what I can for you :)


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#1 posted 06-03-2015 02:55 PM

It looks he encounters a bear.

Well done Josh.


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#2 posted 06-03-2015 03:46 PM

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

Hotta love it—just on general principles and family heritage alone! Very nice carving.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#4 posted 06-03-2015 04:17 PM


Good one John!

Josh! I’m scared for you. LOL! Let us know if this guy sells????

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#5 posted 06-04-2015 09:57 AM

you have captured the confusion in “Billy’s” family tree so well
in his physical characteristics, love the missing tooth.
Darwin would have a field day investigating this gene pool.

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#6 posted 06-04-2015 01:19 PM

Thanks, fellas :)

One thing’s for sure, Tom…People buy what THEY want (commission), cute and weird…I think this guy falls into one of those categories :)


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#7 posted 06-05-2015 06:21 PM

Wonderfully. I always rejoiced when saw that it is possible to make art work of garbage. Thanks…......
It is a good and worthy example.

-- Ganchik Sasha. Life shouldn't be a draft copy.....

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#8 posted 06-06-2015 11:40 AM

I can hear his laughter.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#9 posted 06-06-2015 01:18 PM

Josh, when it comes to this style and genre you are the man. You have developed your very own style with this work and I always love to see your pieces. My hat is off to you. What a character he is. He reminds me of one of those fellows in Deliverance. Maybe “that toothless bastard” I suppose. Nice work!!!

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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#10 posted 06-06-2015 02:00 PM

Thank you guys so much!

I appreciate that a bunch, Charles! I’ll always be working towards getting better… I’m 31 now, and very excited for today, and what is to come :)


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#11 posted 07-29-2015 07:09 AM

He also has an impinged facial nerve.

-- Mark

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#12 posted 07-29-2015 01:59 PM

Think it’s Bell’s Palsy, Mark?


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