A Face Only A Mother Could Love

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Project by Josh Carte posted 05-10-2015 06:11 PM 1512 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

“A Face Only A Mother Could Love”

10 3/4” tall, 4 3/4” wide and 3” thick

I hand carved this driftwood knot from one piece of wood. I carve using tools similar to those of a dentist. There is a motor, hand piece and foot pedal, along with various bits that I use to create each of my carvings. I begin with a plain piece of wood and an idea. I begin shaping and the wood comes to life before me. There is nothing that I enjoy more. I like to accentuate my cuts using an oil stain.

This is a wall hanging carving. There is a hanger on the back, along with my signature and the name of the carving.



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#1 posted 05-10-2015 06:57 PM

So cool! Really good carving.

-- Hank, Aalesund, Norway

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#2 posted 05-10-2015 08:06 PM

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#3 posted 05-10-2015 08:41 PM

Blowin’ in the wind

How many roads must a man walk down
Before you can call him a man?
the answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind.

Bob Dylan

Well done Josh


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#4 posted 05-10-2015 08:42 PM

Nice one Josh. You sure capture facial detail soooooooooooo good!.......................Jim

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

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#5 posted 05-10-2015 08:47 PM

Thanks, Dutchy! I’m a big Dylan fan :)

Thanks a bunch, Jim!


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#6 posted 05-11-2015 12:07 AM

Absolutey Dutchy!! Bob Dylan is King

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#7 posted 05-11-2015 01:10 AM

Nice work josh!

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#8 posted 05-11-2015 05:28 PM

Great as always Josh! You have great eye hand skills. Do you use a magnifier?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#9 posted 05-12-2015 11:02 PM

Thank you, guys! Thanks, Tom! I don’t use any sort of magnification- just the Eagle eyes :)


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