Wood Spirit Wood Carving, Face of Depression

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Project by Josh Carte posted 09-23-2015 02:59 PM 1323 views 1 time favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I carve using tools similar to those of a dentist. I like to add just a tad of oil paint to accentuate the cuts that I’ve made.

This wood carving is 15” tall, 3 3/4” wide and 2 1/2” thick.

All of my wood spirit wood carvings come with a signed and dated certificate telling a bit about me.

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!

“The Face of Depression”

This is the name that will be listed on the certificate included with the carving and also on the back of the carving.




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#1 posted 09-23-2015 03:46 PM

Did he drunk? He has a “red” nose.

Well done Jos.

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

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#2 posted 09-23-2015 03:49 PM

Another great carving, Josh. You sure do nice work!!

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

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#3 posted 09-23-2015 04:25 PM

I absolutely love your carvings! I wish that I had such talent to share with the world.

-- The greatest compliment you can give a person is to copy and hopefully improve upon their work.

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#4 posted 09-23-2015 06:19 PM

Thanks, Dutchy! He might be trying to drink his worries away


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Josh Carte

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#5 posted 09-23-2015 06:20 PM

Thank you very much, Jim!!


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#6 posted 09-23-2015 06:20 PM

Thank you for your kind words, Howard!!!


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#7 posted 09-23-2015 06:53 PM

Wonderful, Josh. This guy looks a little like Shipwright Paul.

-- Mark

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#8 posted 09-23-2015 08:55 PM

Boy this guy looks like he has the worries of the world on his shoulders Josh, another beautie piece

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

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#9 posted 09-23-2015 11:29 PM


You’re on a roll! AGAIN! LOL!

Guess who’s got Chain saw Mill madness. HA<ha><ha><HA

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#10 posted 09-24-2015 07:33 PM

I know he’s got some tall tales to chat about

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

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#11 posted 09-25-2015 01:42 PM

Wonderful work, thank you for sharing

-- Pete in NC

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#12 posted 09-25-2015 02:44 PM

Another great piece Josh.


-- 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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#13 posted 09-25-2015 04:10 PM

This is a wonderful carving, Josh. I always love to see your 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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#14 posted 09-27-2015 12:25 PM

today it sad

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

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#15 posted 09-29-2015 02:48 PM

Thanks, Mark :) I am unfamiliar with the reference…


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