Self Made man Statue #5: Carving Details

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Blog entry by Dennis Zongker posted 06-24-2020 01:32 PM 761 reads 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Here are a few pictures of me carving in the details of the Tree trunk, Stone base, Hair, and the face. My next step is to carve the forearms, hands, chisel and mallet. After I’m completed with all the carving then I will sand and finish. I’m getting excited the closer I get to completion. Thank you for looking.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#1 posted 06-24-2020 02:05 PM

Coming along very nicely Dennis. You have amazing talent and patience. I’ll bet you are enjoying it though. Looks like a lot of fun mixed in with a lot of hard work.
Waiting to see the final reveal!

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

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#2 posted 06-24-2020 03:02 PM

Looking Good, keep us posted.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#3 posted 06-24-2020 03:28 PM

Dennis, I’m always fascinated by your carvings and all of your work,it’s cool to see how a master goes about his work.


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#4 posted 06-24-2020 04:15 PM

Another masterpiece in the making! Or is he masterpiecing himself?!

-- "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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#5 posted 06-24-2020 04:20 PM

Dennis, thanks for sharing! Have a great summer!

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#6 posted 06-24-2020 06:57 PM

What can I say anymore? Always the best, always your soul and love being shown in your work. If I could come up with anything more profound to say about your talent I would, awesome work Dennis.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#7 posted 06-24-2020 11:19 PM

the master back at it again thanks for the ride along :<)))

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

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#8 posted 06-25-2020 01:59 AM

WOW!!! Beautiful work!!!

-- An Index Of My Model making Blogs

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#9 posted 06-25-2020 05:16 PM

Hi Dennis Could you explain what type the wood you are using also the carving tools and by the look of the pictures I am very impressed good job.

-- Pete Cyprus

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#10 posted 06-29-2020 03:22 AM

Amazing work Dennis

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

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#11 posted 07-02-2020 12:09 PM

Thank you everyone for the very kind complements.

Hi Pete, I glued up layers of basswood and used carving knifes and a mallet for the carving.

-- Dennis Zongker

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