Big Leaf Maple burl, Wood Spirit Carving

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Project by Josh Carte posted 05-01-2014 08:08 PM 3689 views 1 time favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m really diggin’ this new fella’. This is my newest woodcarving made from a piece of Big Leaf Maple burl. I love this wood because of its’ wonderful, unique shapes and ability to hold detail. The shape of this carving reminds me of one of the clocks from “Beauty and the Beast”.


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#1 posted 05-01-2014 08:49 PM

It is pretty creepy.
I like it…..................

-- mike...............

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#2 posted 05-01-2014 10:17 PM

Thanks redryder/ Mike :)


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#3 posted 05-01-2014 10:27 PM

That is great! My hats off to you and other carvers. Wish I had the talent.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#4 posted 05-01-2014 10:38 PM

wonderful carving.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#5 posted 05-01-2014 10:59 PM


I don’t remember if I asked if it’s just intuitive when you carve or do you do a sketch first? Another wow piece.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#6 posted 05-01-2014 11:30 PM

Thanks folks :) DocSavage, it’s almost always intuitive… I only like to draw for shallow reliefs or linear work, the faces always seem to work themselves out :)


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#7 posted 05-01-2014 11:57 PM

Great carving!

-- Ron, Northern Illinois

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#8 posted 05-02-2014 12:33 AM


-- Dale West Central Pa. Do it all, before last call.

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#9 posted 05-02-2014 05:07 AM

Very cool!

-- Dreaming patterns

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#10 posted 05-02-2014 08:11 AM

Amazing yet spooky

-- Vince

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#11 posted 05-02-2014 10:30 AM

Great job Josh! Nice to see it in maple.

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#12 posted 05-03-2014 08:35 AM

I like this “happy” little guy very much! Really a great carving!

-- Uwe from Germany.

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#13 posted 05-04-2014 05:52 AM

You create some amazing expressions and with wonderful detail! Awesome

-- " 'Truth' is like a beautiful flower, unique to each plant and to the season it blossoms ... 'Fact' is the root and leaf, allowing the plant grow and bloom again."

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#14 posted 05-09-2014 02:22 AM

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#15 posted 01-07-2015 04:53 PM

Amazing, looks like CGI has some competition. Keep up the good work.

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