Man Carving Himself from Tree #3: Carving landmarks of the face and body

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Blog entry by Dennis Zongker posted 02-01-2020 10:40 PM 765 reads 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Here are some pictures carving in proportions of the back, head, face, chest. I will not carve in any details until all the landmarks are in the correct size and location. I think at this step it can be harder than carving in the small details. Next I will start on the full upper body, like the shoulders, stomach, chest, hair, and the arms. Once I have everything sized in proportion then I can start to detail. Thank you for looking, and happy woodworking!!!

-- Dennis Zongker

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#1 posted 02-01-2020 10:50 PM

Amazing work!

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#2 posted 02-01-2020 10:50 PM

Thanks for sharing your progress photos, Dennis. It is clearly a project that requires careful thought about the order of shaping. Do you know how it will eventually be displayed?

-- Phil Allin - There are mountain climbers and people who talk about climbing mountains. The climbers have "selfies" at the summit!

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#3 posted 02-01-2020 11:13 PM

One thing is for sure, You never cease to amaze us, Dennis. It’s wonderful to see how you turn a block of wood into such a work of art. Thanks again for letting us see a process that few would ever get to see.

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

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#4 posted 02-01-2020 11:18 PM

Thanks for sharing, looks like a magnificent work in progress keep us posted.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#5 posted 02-02-2020 12:25 AM

I see the master at work again :<))))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#6 posted 02-02-2020 01:08 AM

Looks good Dennis!

-- 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 02-02-2020 01:39 AM

Dennis: The way you work, It should be done before the Super Bowl starts.

Nice job.

-- 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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#8 posted 02-02-2020 01:56 AM

Another beauty Dennis, so good to see your work again. Hope you and Patty are doing well.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#9 posted 02-02-2020 03:21 AM

Totally out of this world.

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#10 posted 02-02-2020 01:31 PM

Totally Amazing. can’t wait to see MORE!!

-- Norm (AKA - The Maddhatter), Middletown DE

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#11 posted 02-02-2020 03:11 PM

Great work Dennis! Say Hi to Patti and take heart; winter’s about over : )

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#12 posted 02-02-2020 05:09 PM

Great piece,
I really like the pics of the ongoing process.
Very cool design and I like that you work from a clay model.

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#13 posted 02-03-2020 02:03 PM

Always cool to watch your progress on these projects Dennis. I really like the subject of this one. Kind of speaks to how all of us think about wood and our relationship to it.

-- Gary in OP

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#14 posted 02-03-2020 02:30 PM

Thank you Lumberjocks for the very kind complements, It is great to here from all of you. Thanks for the inspiration.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#15 posted 02-14-2020 09:54 PM


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

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