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Project by Josh Carte posted 03-24-2016 12:53 AM 868 views 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just finished this large, chainsaw carving today. When I first began working with this log, I moved it around using my tractor…I am now able to move it around on my own… A log gets a lot lighter when large chunks are repeatedly subtracted :)

This is a chainsaw carving in an Eastern White Pine log. This piece is about 3 1/2’ tall, 18” in diameter and weighs around 100-150 pounds. I really enjoyed creating this sculpture. Native American subject matter is something to which I am very drawn. I call this sculpture, “Caught In A Dream”... It depicts a chief in headdress, an eagle and an owl in the back. The overall composition makes me think of a dream catcher. This is my most pleasing Native to date. I am very happy with this carving, and am so grateful for all that I’ve learned on this great carving experience so far.

I used a Stihl 310 with skip tooth 3/8” pitch chain… A Stihl 250 with a 16” carving bar and 1/4” pitch chain.. Also, a Stihl 170 with a dime tip bar and 1/4” pitch chain..Those are the saw set-ups… As far as hand tools: Dremel with flame burr and Makita mini belt sander… I thought I would throw this out there in case anyone needs recommendations on what tools to buy :)

This carving is available for sale. Feel free to contact me if interested..I will be listing it in my shop… Local pick-up only. Check out more of my work at https://www.etsy.com/shop/JoshCarteArt.

P.S. I’m not sure why Lumberjocks uploads many of my pictures sideways that all other domains upload correctly

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





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oldrivers

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#1 posted 03-24-2016 01:51 AM

Amazing Josh, the Lord really blessed you with a great talent~ use it for His Glory.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#2 posted 03-24-2016 02:19 AM

OMG.!!! That is wonderful Josh. You are really going places with your carving.
Congratulations on a great result.
Thank you for sharing.

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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#3 posted 03-24-2016 03:25 AM

Josh,

I can feel your passion in the piece. Character vs. caricature. Well done

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#4 posted 03-24-2016 03:27 AM

I’m just figuring out how to slice logs. LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#5 posted 03-24-2016 04:41 AM

Great work, Josh!!

Jim

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

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#6 posted 03-24-2016 11:12 AM

Incredibly skilled. It’s amaizing what you can do with chainsaw. Those feathers are too realistic.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#7 posted 03-24-2016 11:56 AM

Very Nice carvings and with a chain saw its even more impressive!!!

-- Dennis Zongker

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#8 posted 03-24-2016 02:58 PM

Wow! Josh, these are great. You are a fine carver and it’s great to see you branching out. It’s hard to imagine that these are carved with a chainsaw. I would never have known it if you hadn’t have said so. They have a lot of detail.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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 03-24-2016 03:53 PM

Impresses….....

-- Ganchik Sasha

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#10 posted 03-24-2016 06:57 PM

Great piece.

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

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#11 posted 03-25-2016 12:51 AM

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#12 posted 03-25-2016 03:09 PM

Work it Josh,always amazing

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

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#13 posted 03-26-2016 12:53 PM

Wow…..nice detail….will you keep it inside or out? Finish?

-- Tim Harrelson

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#14 posted 03-26-2016 01:19 PM

Thanks so much, everyone!!! Tim, I will be keeping it on my porch. I haven’t applied any finish- none is required if it stays on the porch. If exposed to the elements, I will apply Sherwin Williams Superdeck oil clear…

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

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#15 posted 03-26-2016 10:03 PM

You are a carving wizard Josh! You sure bring wood to life. This is amazing with a chainsaw..Holy Moly!

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

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