SALE, Wood Spirit, Wood Carving, Happy, Smile, Hand Carved Wood Art, Home Decor, Unique Sculpture by Josh Carte, OOAK, Handmade Woodworking,

Shipping to United States: Free

THIS CARVING IS RESERVED FOR DANA! If you are not Dana, please do not buy this carving.

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.

FREE SHIPPING TO THE USA! Please contact me for international shipping!

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.


Be sure to check out the rest of my Wood Spirit Carvings. If you have any difficulty navigating my shop, you can go to to see all of my available sculptures.

Please, feel free to contact me here, email at carpcuts [!at] or call my personal cell phone at (740)979-5511. Have a great day!

Shipping from United States

Processing time

1-2 business days

Customs and import taxes

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

Payment Options

Secure options
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns and exchanges

Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery

I don't accept cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale

Conditions of return

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Custom and personalized orders

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!

Care instructions

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.

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