Carving a Life Size Statue #6: Carving the Feet, Legs, Crown of Thorns

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Blog entry by Dennis Zongker posted 01-24-2017 11:05 PM 2249 reads 2 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Here are a few pictures of the Feet, Legs, and the Crown of thorns, of the Crucifixion of Jesus. Next I’m starting on the cross then staining and finishing. Iv’ e been carving on Jesus for six months now almost done about two months left. Thank you for looking!!

-- Dennis Zongker

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#1 posted 01-24-2017 11:13 PM

Was just thinking of you the other day and this project. WOW beyond word on the detail and what this is becoming. Your work is simply amazing, the detail blow me away.

Are you going to leave it natural or add color? I assume this is going to a church without being nosy. To honor to know you and for you to share your work with us.

Look fwd to the next update.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 01-24-2017 11:15 PM

fantastic, beautiful job dennis, its hard to think its been 6 months, how have you felt working on a project this long, are there any thoughts or feelings you can share with us working on a statue of the Savior of the world. thank you for sharing, i cant wait to see the finished piece.

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#3 posted 01-24-2017 11:33 PM

Striking Dennis, I know not only how excellent a craftsman you are, but as an artist you will have this touching the hearts of many. Already the emotion and feeling is coming to life, how wonderful to be working on the son of God who gave you this gift in your hands and mind to be showing the suffering He gave, the price that was paid for us. Thank you for sharing this stage of it.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#4 posted 01-24-2017 11:34 PM

Dennis, as a fellow Omahan (actually Bellevue), I have always admired your work, but this is beyond incredible. God has truly blessed you with a very unique gift of talent and patience. I need to get to your shop and see this, my son has been there and was amazed at your work. Thanks for posting!!!

-- Dale in Bellevue, NE

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#5 posted 01-24-2017 11:42 PM

Amazing, Dennis! I can’t wait to see the final result.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#6 posted 01-24-2017 11:48 PM

This project is turning out to be truly amazing. You really are blessed with such a remarkable talent. Thanks for sharing your journey with the rest of us, this must really be a labor of love!

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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#7 posted 01-24-2017 11:57 PM

Impressive Dennis. What a huge job this is /has been.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#8 posted 01-25-2017 12:44 AM

Dennis: I hope that this work gets a lot of publicity when it’s all finished and installed.

truly great.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#9 posted 01-25-2017 12:53 AM

That is an incredible piece…true artistry.

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#10 posted 01-25-2017 03:44 AM

Dennis, beyond words !

-- Dave, Kansas City

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#11 posted 01-25-2017 12:00 PM

Magnificent! You are really amazing! :)


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#12 posted 01-25-2017 12:02 PM

Almost there, I will be excited to see the finished project.

-- Bob Kassmeyer, Nebraska

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#13 posted 01-25-2017 12:24 PM


-- Rob — I've cut it off twice and it's still too short!,

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#14 posted 01-25-2017 02:13 PM

This is an extraordinary piece of work that continues to show your dedication, emotion and empathy not just to the subject matter but to your wood working passion. Bravo!

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#15 posted 01-25-2017 05:51 PM

I am at a loss for words to express my admiration for your work …

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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