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Project by Josh Carte posted 03-17-2016 04:41 PM 1485 views 3 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I carved this bearded fellow in a large piece of Pine knot. He is around 15 1/2” tall and 9” wide. I carve using a Foredom, which is an electric rotary tool with various burrs and grinders. I finished this carving using an oil wash. His eyes are painted with a bit of blue- something a little different :)

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Have a great day!

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DocSavage45

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#1 posted 03-17-2016 05:25 PM

Josh,
I like it! It seems more in keeping with your last few carvings? Happy spring!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#2 posted 03-17-2016 05:26 PM

Facial expression is amaizing

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Dutchy

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#3 posted 03-17-2016 06:19 PM

I have more with your guys than with your women. Again a very nice carving Josh.

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

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Roger

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#4 posted 03-17-2016 10:16 PM

WowZa! I think he’s offerin me a pint

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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#5 posted 03-17-2016 10:56 PM

Every time a Notification shows up in my email that says “Josh Carte has posted a new Project,” I take a deep breath, and adjust my drool cup. This one is no exception, Josh. This is fantastic. Please stick a profile shot in here.

-- Mark

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#6 posted 03-17-2016 11:31 PM

You guys that can carve and do such great work absolutely make me jealous… I could NEVER do something like this… you are damned talented!

-- The craftsman is his own harshest critic... Jeff (me)

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oldrivers

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#7 posted 03-17-2016 11:42 PM

Excellent I like it.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#8 posted 03-18-2016 01:18 AM

Nice work!

-- Practice makes less sucky. (Bill, Minneapolis, MN)

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#9 posted 03-18-2016 05:35 AM

Looks fantastic Josh. Great job, especially the eyes.

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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#10 posted 03-18-2016 02:24 PM

Great job (as usual!)

Oh and, THIS GUY approves !
.

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#11 posted 03-18-2016 03:47 PM

Absolutely awesome! Congrats for your fantastic work.

-- Think, make and share.

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#12 posted 03-18-2016 04:59 PM

Josh, this is a great carving. One of the best that I’ve seen you have done.
helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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Josh Carte

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#13 posted 03-18-2016 10:55 PM

Thanks so much, everyone! I really appreciate all of your comments and compliments :) I’m just working to get better with each piece…

-- https://www.etsy.com/shop/JoshCarteArt

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#14 posted 03-20-2016 05:11 PM

Very nice carving, Josh!!

Jim

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

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#15 posted 03-25-2016 03:10 PM

Just waiting for his eyes to follow me.

-- J. E. Ekholdt, Wrightwood,http://www.Brooklynwoods.com

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