Wood Carving, Wood Spirit Carving, Chainsaw Carving, by Josh Carte, Made in Ohio, Hand Carved Wood Art

Shipping to United States: Free

“Irritation Arrives”

15” tall, 3” wide, 2” thick

I made this carving in a Pine knot. Pine knots are sort of like the forest’s driftwood. Any place a branch of a Pine tree meets the base, 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 began this carving using a chainsaw. Next, I moved on to carbide burrs, small knives, a whole lot of sanding, polyurethane, and a tad bit of oil paint to accentuate my cuts.

This is a wall-hanging carving. I have signed and dated the back. I have also placed a hanger on the back.

I include a certificate telling a bit about me and my with all of my Wood Spirit Carvings.

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

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

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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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