Wood Carving, Chainsaw Carving, Made In Ohio, Wood Spirit Carving, Carving of a Face, by Josh Carte, Hand Carved Wood Art


Shipping to United States: Free


15 1/2” tall, 2 3/4” wide, 2 1/4” thick

This carving will be shipped USPS Priority Mail, so you will receive it 2-3 days after purchase.

I made this carving in a Pine knot. Pine knots are sort of like the forest’s driftwood. Any place a branch meets the base of a Pine tree, a knot is formed. When the tree finally dies and decays back into the earth, all that remain are the pitch-filled, resilient knots. It is said that spirits inhabit the knots that allow them to remain in tact for so long. My job is to release the spirits.

I signed and dated the back of this carving. I include a certificate with all of my Wood Spirit Carvings that tells a bit about me and my process.

Everything in my shop is made by hand, by me, Josh.

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I began this carving using a small chainsaw. After the saw work was as tight as I could get it, I moved on to carbide burrs and small knives. Next, came the sanding, sealing, and just a tad bit of oil paint to help bring this piece to life.

Please, feel free to message me here, carpcuts [!at] live.com, or call 740-979-5511. Thanks so much!

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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