Not by the Hare on my Chinny Chin Chin, Carving

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Project by Josh Carte posted 06-12-2015 05:09 PM 1098 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It is probably fairly evident by now that I am not the most serious of peoples….a bit goofy, even…. This carving is called “Not by the Hare on my Chinny Chin Chin”... It’s a bit of a play on words.

I carve using rotary hand tools… A Foredom, to be more specific. If you aren’t familiar with carving tools, a Foredom is a hanging motor attached to a flexible shaft and a hand piece that spin at high speeds. Different accessories are inserting into the hand piece for various applications. When I am finished with the carving part of my sculptures, I like to add just a little bit of oil paint to accentuate my cuts. It gives a nice effect and enhances the existing lines.

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#1 posted 06-12-2015 05:18 PM

Josh, you are just amazing at what you can create out of a branch!!!!!!!!!!!!! Nice job.

Cheers, JIm

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

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#2 posted 06-12-2015 05:26 PM

Thank you very much, Jim!!!!!


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#3 posted 06-12-2015 10:37 PM

I honestly thought you nailed a portrayal of John Kerry. Nice carving job.

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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#4 posted 06-12-2015 11:21 PM

Josh you never cease to amaze us with your unique skills, great job

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#5 posted 06-13-2015 02:51 AM

Very clever Josh.
Great work.


-- 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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#6 posted 06-13-2015 01:31 PM

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#7 posted 06-20-2015 03:15 PM

You are so creative. Way cool Josh!

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

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#8 posted 06-20-2015 03:27 PM

I love this one, Josh. It’s quite a character that you brought out of this piece of wood. It just goes to show you what you might find lurking in a piece of wood especially if you know how to fetch ‘em out. I love the way that you handled the top portion. It reminds me of a turban. You really do have a remarkable talent of bringing these wonderful characters out of the wood.

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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#9 posted 07-28-2015 04:01 AM

You made me laugh.

-- Mark

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#10 posted 07-28-2015 02:13 PM

This one cracks me up, too, Mark :)


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#11 posted 07-28-2015 02:17 PM

This fits, perfectly, with my twisted (gnarled?) sense of humor!
Great job!

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

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#12 posted 07-28-2015 02:30 PM

Thanks so much! It doesn’t clash with my sense of humor, either :)


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