Wild Wizard in Driftwood

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Project by Josh Carte posted 03-18-2014 11:50 PM 2117 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I carved this wild wizard from a piece of gnarly driftwood. This piece is around 20” tall, 4” wide and 2” thick. This guy looks pretty irritated, huh?! As usual, I carved him with my Foredom rotary tool. I did all of the painting with acrylics and tiny little paint brushes :)


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#1 posted 03-19-2014 12:22 AM

And a lot of patience! Josh do you see them in the wood?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#2 posted 03-19-2014 12:44 AM

love it

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#3 posted 03-19-2014 01:59 AM

Hey DocSavage45, the wood just usually takes me where it wants me to go :) Thanks guys!


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#4 posted 03-19-2014 08:30 AM

Such talent… Wow, that is amazing work all the way around.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#5 posted 03-19-2014 10:27 AM

Woha, he looks mad, great job man!

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#6 posted 03-19-2014 12:17 PM

ow an excellent piece of carving as always…so much character in every face you carve. Thanks for sharing.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#7 posted 03-19-2014 07:08 PM

WOW awesome

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#8 posted 03-19-2014 08:06 PM

That’s cool. Did you have any issues with having sand in the wood, making it hard on your carving tools?

-- Tom in Mount Vernon, Wa

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#9 posted 03-19-2014 09:33 PM

Hi Tom Pritchard, I’ve carved quite a bit of driftwood and not really paid any attention to the sand. I use rotary tools, and the sand doesn’t seem to affect them much- may be a different story with knives and gouges, though. Thanks, folks!


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#10 posted 03-20-2014 02:17 PM

Josh, Very beautiful, you succeed to put the anger expression in the driftwood.
after seeing this project I said to myself: how come that I didn’t saw this member’s projects before. I checked and realised that you are a newcomer here. So, welcome to lumberjocks. I’m waiting to see more of your projects.

-- Eli Adamit, Israel

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#11 posted 03-21-2014 01:24 AM

Hello Eli Adamit :) Thanks for the warm welcome! I’ll keep ‘a postin’! Have a good one.


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#12 posted 03-21-2014 06:58 AM

Very Nice! & Well Done! Thanks For Posting.

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#13 posted 03-25-2014 02:18 PM

Awesome carving! Excellent details and expression on the face. Looks realistic especially the beard. Amazing work!

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