Joseph the Carpenter Statue #1: " Joseph the Carpenter, Woodworker"

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Blog entry by Dennis Zongker posted 01-27-2018 08:10 PM 1626 reads 1 time favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Here are a few pictures of Joseph the Carpenter, which he is basically a woodworker, was fun to design I think because I’m a woodworker myself. This half scale 36” tall oil based clay model has a carpenters apron, mallet, chisel, and sandals is resemble a vision of Joseph 2000 years ago. I received the final approval today so now I’ll be gluing up the wood at full scale, then to carving. Thank you for looking!

-- Dennis Zongker

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#1 posted 01-27-2018 08:13 PM

Wow more amazing carving Dennis, OUTSTANDING & AMAZING !!!


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#2 posted 01-27-2018 08:49 PM

Looks great ! Another great build – Keep us in the loop & say hi to Patti!

-- Dave, Kansas City

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#3 posted 01-27-2018 08:54 PM

Looking forward to the full-size one. Always love seeing your creations Dennis.

-- Bob Kassmeyer, Nebraska

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#4 posted 01-27-2018 10:24 PM

I’m excited cant wait too see him when finished :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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#5 posted 01-27-2018 10:30 PM

Looks super like all of your work Dennis. It must be wonderful to have such great talent and knowhow.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#6 posted 01-27-2018 10:54 PM

This is becoming a career Dennis. What a great commission and it couldn’t be given to a better person.
Good luck and above all, have fun! This is a grea5 start.

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

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#7 posted 01-27-2018 11:34 PM

This is incredible, as is the rest of your work. You are a true artisan!

-- I'd rather be a hammer than a nail

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#8 posted 01-27-2018 11:57 PM

Whoa! Amazing stuff. Looking forward to progress pictures!

-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl,

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#9 posted 01-28-2018 01:57 AM

Dennis, is this a self sculpted portrait? Great Job Sir!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#10 posted 01-28-2018 02:06 AM

brilliant Dennis

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#11 posted 01-28-2018 06:05 AM

Your attention down to the finest detail is unbelievable brother.

Right down to the muscle and ligaments.

I can’t wait to see it develop.
Thank you Dennis.

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#12 posted 01-28-2018 12:14 PM

Your talent of carving goes beyond incredible and amazing Dennis. WowZa!!!

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#13 posted 01-28-2018 07:24 PM

Dennis, in addition to being a master carver you are also a fine artist. It will be exciting to see the completed carving.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#14 posted 01-28-2018 09:08 PM

Thank you my woodworking friends, I’m almost done with this very large carving job. By the time I’m done it will have taken me 2 1/2 years. I’s crazy how fast the time has gone by.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#15 posted 01-29-2018 01:47 AM

Wow buddy, always impressive, always a delight to see. Wish I was coming up your way to drop in again and see you in person, and a big hi to Patti.

-- Dan Wiggins

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