This is a wood sculpture of an old, drunk man. This wood spirit was hand carved by me, Josh Carte, here in Ohio. This is a very unique and beautiful wood statue carving.
Wood Spirits are my favorites to carve. So much emotion can be evoked by a simple expression. I carved this old man using a whole array of tools. I began with a chainsaw. I used the saw to shape the entire piece and detail as far as a tool of destruction will allow. After the saw, I used a miniature belt sander to rough sand the entire piece. Next, the carving needed to be detailed and finish sanded, which was very, very time consuming. Much of this carving required hand sanding. Hand sanding can be quite a grueling process, resulting in callouses and mis-shaped fingernails from the sandpaper :) It really was quite a labor-intensive process but I really love this piece!
"The Old Drunkard"
15" tall, 10 1/2" wide and 8" thick...Weighs around 5 pounds. Carved in dry Spruce.
Although this is a chainsaw carving, it is unique in that it is carved in a completely dry piece of wood. I harvested this Spruce tree while it was standing dead. Since the tree died while standing, it had many years to dry in place. This is rare. Normally when a tree dies and is still standing there becomes a lot of rot to the piece. This carving shows the beginning stages of rot (the Spalted lines), but it went no further. I harvested this tree at the perfect time :) There were some punky spots (soft spots) to this wood while I was carving it, but they only add character to this very unique piece of wood.
I left this log completely natural...No stain, no finish, only natural wood. I really enjoy this great piece of Spruce.
This is an original piece of art. There will never be another carving like this one!
This carving will be great for your bar! He fits right in. He will really look great as a focal point in any location.
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Everything in my shop is made by hand, by me, Josh.
A really cool certificate of authenticity comes with each of my wood spirit carvings :)
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Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
Yes, I sometimes take custom orders :) Contact me and we can discuss the specifics.
I really enjoy creating themed walking sticks such as Odin, Thor, Baron Samedi or many, many other possibilities. If you'd like a stick with bears, owls, or whatever else you might have in mind, just shoot me a message and we can discuss it.
I am also happy to make custom chainsaw carvings of about any animal or object you'd like.
I know that, as a customer, you expect a certain level of control over the custom process and I, as an artist, expect a certain level of freedom. When we are able to meet in the middle, beautiful things can happen :)
Don't be afraid to message me :) Thanks so much!
My carvings can be cleaned using many different methods. A feather duster works nicely. Compressed air (duster or air compressor) also works well. If on a porch or indoors, my carvings will never need a new coat of sealer. Chainsaw carvings that are outdoors will need a fresh coat of sealer each year.