This is a wood carving that hangs on the wall. It was hand carved by me, Josh.
“Life of the Party”
18 3/4” tall, 3 1/2” wide, 2” thick
I really enjoy mixing up proportions and adding creative twists to my carvings. This guy is definitely one of a kind. There will never be another carving just like this one!
This is a wall-hanging sculpture. I have attached a hanger, along with the name of the carving, the date and my signature on the back. Also included is a Certificate telling a bit about me and the carving :)
I created this sculpture in a Pine knot. Any place a branch of a Pine tree meets the base of the tree a knot is formed. When the tree falls down and rots away, the only things that remain are the pitch-filled, resilient knots. It is said that there are spirits that inhabit the knots that allow them to remain in-tact long after the rest of the tree has rotted away. Every knot is unique, stable and beautiful. My job is to release the spirits!
I carve using rotary hand tools (very similar to the tools of a dentist). There is a hand piece, a flexible shaft and a foot pedal, all powered by a hanging motor that assist me in bringing my visions to life. I like to use just a tad of oil paint to accentuate my cuts.
This carving is finished with spray urethane.
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SHIPPING IS INCLUDED in the price of the carving to the USA! Please contact me for international shipping.
Feel free to contact me for any reason....If you have a custom carving in mind or a question about a carving that I have for sale, you can reach me here on Etsy, carpcuts [!at] live.com or 740-979-5511.
1-2 business days
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.