This is a wood carving of a wood spirit in an Ironwood branch. It is a handmade woodworking, carved by me, Josh Carte.
Everything in my shop is made by hand, by me, Josh. I don't have any elves or helpers. When you buy from me, you are helping to support my family. We really appreciate it :) When you buy something from an artist, you're buying more than an object. You're buying hundreds of hours or errors and experimentation. You're buying years of frustration, and moments of pure joy. You're not buying one thing, you are buying a piece of a heart, a piece of a soul.... a small piece of someone else's life.
I hand carved this goofy guy in an Ironwood branch. I really love Ironwood for its very pale color. It makes a great "blank canvas" for finishing.
This carving is 9" tall, 3 1/2" wide and 2 1/4" thick. This is a wall-hanging piece. I have attached a hanger on the back, as well as the date and my signature. I include a certificate with all of my wood spirit carvings telling a bit about me and my process.
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Everything in my shop is made by hand, by me, Josh.
I carve using rotary hand tools. Most folks are familiar with a Dremel tool. The tool that I use for carving is similar to a Dremel, only a bit beefier. This tool is made by Foredom. I use several different bits in my Foredom to carve a blank piece of wood into the character from my mind. I really love this type of work and I'm so grateful to be able to do it everyday.
I finish all of my wood spirit carvings with a coat of urethane sealer before I apply thin washes of oil paint to accentuate my cuts.
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Be sure to check out the rest of my Wood Spirit Carvings. If you have any difficulty navigating my shop, you can go to JoshCarteArt.com to see all of my available sculptures.
Please, feel free to contact me here, email at carpcuts [!at] live.com or call my personal cell phone at (740)979-5511. Have a great day!
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Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.
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.