This is a beautiful, one-of-a-kind wood sculpture, hand-carved by me, Josh Carte. This will make a perfect 5th Anniversary wood gift for her. It fits in perfectly with any home decor or beach house decor.
This wood sculpture is made of Curly Maple with a Big Leaf Maple Burl base.
It measures 17" tall, 14" wide and 14" deep. It weighs 4 1/2 pounds.
This was a very challenging sculpture to create. Curly, Hard Maple is exceptionally difficult to work, but I made it through and here is this amazing sculpture. I really love the flow of this piece and the natural beauty of this high-end wood. Make sure you look at all 5 pictures, as I have photographed this carving in high and low light. Different lighting really brings this piece to life.
I began this sculpture with a block of wood and a chainsaw. I roughed out the shape with a chainsaw, coaxed the shape a little more with a belt sander and finished the shape with various forms of sandpaper.. i.e. sandpaper on a drill, hand sanding, etc. The Big Leaf Maple burl base is dyed blue. I really love the results of applying dye to different types of wood. It is unlike stain or paint in that you are able to see all of the grain of the wood. The last bit of sanding was done with very fine steel wool. The steel wool makes all of the grain of the wood stand up, and brings out these wonderful curly lines. I finished this piece with several coats of urethane. The urethane seals the sculpture and really highlights the wood's beauty.
This sculpture is finished all the way around. Most of the pictures are from my favorite view, but you may have another favorite view once you receive the carving.
This sculpture will make a wonderful gift for him, her or oneself. It is living on our kitchen table right now and we love it as a centerpiece!
Everything in my shop is made by hand, by me, Josh Carte.
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If you have any questions at all, please contact me. You can message me here, email me at carpcuts [!at] live.com or call 740-385-4487.
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Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery
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.