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Here's Johnny! Carving

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Project by Josh Carte posted 06-09-2015 06:48 PM 1161 views 0 times favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a carving I was commissioned to create. The customer was looking for the likeness of Jack Nicholson in “The Shining” when he busts through the door with an axe and says, “Here’s Johnny!” I’m very pleased with this one :)

I carve using rotary hand tools, very similar to those of a dentist. I like to add a bit of oil paint to accentuate my cuts.

This carving is in a piece of Pine driftwood. The rotten spots of wood and nature of Pine made this piece interesting in a few areas. I’m very glad it held together.

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#1 posted 06-09-2015 07:18 PM

Johnny in the tree. Very good carving, Josh!!

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

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#2 posted 06-09-2015 08:05 PM

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#3 posted 06-09-2015 08:36 PM

Jack Nicholson. In wood he,s good.

Well done Josh.

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

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#4 posted 06-09-2015 09:30 PM

Classic, * , five star bud.

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#5 posted 06-09-2015 09:41 PM

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#6 posted 06-09-2015 09:51 PM

That’s pretty awesome!

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#7 posted 06-09-2015 11:18 PM

Thanks, Ricksterscale!

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#8 posted 06-10-2015 12:19 AM

Josh, that is so lifelike, great job mate.
Thanks for sharing Johnny with us.
Congratulations.

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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#9 posted 06-10-2015 01:03 AM

By Jacks you nailed it good job.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#10 posted 06-10-2015 01:04 AM

By Jacks you nailed it, good job. Double clicked & don’t know how to remove the last one?

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#11 posted 06-10-2015 06:57 AM

When I first caught sight of that face I immediately thought – Thats Jack Nicholson, not Johnny Carson… Then I read your story, Wow!! wonderful likeness…..

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#12 posted 06-10-2015 10:47 AM

Excellent work as usual Josh.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#13 posted 06-10-2015 12:55 PM

Great job!

I like to dable with carving but don’t have near the talent that you do. I only use chisels and have a very enjoyable time plus learn a lot about wood grain.

Easy to see how you have clients paying for your work.

-- There's no such thing as mistakes, just design changes.

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#14 posted 06-10-2015 02:04 PM

Thank you all very much! I am so grateful to be able to carve, and to always be busy. I couldn’t ask for anything more. I appreciate all of your comments very much!

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#15 posted 06-10-2015 05:27 PM

So creepy…

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