|Project by Josh Carte||posted 06-26-2015 01:58 PM||2101 views||0 times favorited||18 comments|
I hand carved this whimsical face in a Pine knot. I love to carve, especially wood spirits. Any place a branch of a Pine tree meets the base of the tree, a knot is formed. When the tree falls down and rots away, the only things that remain are the pitch-filled, resilient knots. It is said that there are spirits that inhabit the knots that allow them to remain in-tact long after the rest of the tree has rotted away. Every knot is unique, stable and beautiful. My job is to release the spirits!
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I carve using a Foredom. It consists of a hand piece, flex shaft, hanging motor, foot pedal and a bunch of cutting accessories. If you ever want to learn to carve, it’s a great tool to own :) I like to paint using just a bit of oil paint thinned down with Walnut oil. The paint helps to accentuate my cuts.
If I can be of help to a fellow carver, woodworker or any other folks, shoot a message my way :)