Carving a Life Size Statue #5: Detailing the Hands, Arms, Face, and the Torso

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Blog entry by Dennis Zongker posted 12-02-2016 03:38 PM 1753 reads 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 4: Jointing the arms,Sizing the body,Carving some details Part 5 of Carving a Life Size Statue series Part 6: Carving the Feet, Legs, Crown of Thorns »

It’s been awhile since my last blog on carving Jesus, the reason is it takes forever to carve in the details on his 6’-2” frame.

Carving in the details is my favorite part of carving, it takes longer only because I’m being very cautious not to make a mistake. Plus it would be sad to see a grown man cry for a two week period. lol

Here are a few pictures of detailing the Hands, Arms, Face, and the Torso. of the Crucifixion of Jesus. Next I’m starting on the Stomach on down to the feet. Thanks for looking! And Happy Holidays !

-- Dennis Zongker

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Charles Maxwell

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#1 posted 12-02-2016 03:50 PM

Quite an ambitious project tastefully done! Congratulations on a fantastic project! Beautiful!

-- Max the "night janitor" at

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#2 posted 12-02-2016 03:51 PM

Amazing Dennis!
.....and he will have your hands. Fitting as he was a woodworker. :-)

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

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#3 posted 12-02-2016 04:05 PM

Holy Jesus! Because it works on multiple levels.

Amazing. Have you been keeping track of hours, and would you care to share?

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#4 posted 12-02-2016 04:21 PM

its so beautiful dennis, i love to see the details , they are the things that make him look alive, especially the eye’s will you use some color to finish it off, or what….i dont envy the stress you have to bear, but you have done a fantastic job and i know the owners will be very happy with this, are your hands still hurting, or have they adjusted to the daily use.

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

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#5 posted 12-02-2016 05:44 PM

What do you think about this product ? İs it usefull ? I m waiting for your comments.

Ted s Woodworking

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-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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#6 posted 12-02-2016 05:51 PM

Dennis, I’m amazed at your talent! awesome !

-- Dave, Kansas City

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#7 posted 12-02-2016 07:22 PM

Incredible Dennis, WOW. Talent given by God.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#8 posted 12-02-2016 07:46 PM

It is beautiful Dennis. I love seeing all the carving marks on the piece.

-- Jeff , Wisconsin Please...can I stay in the basement a little longer, please!

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#9 posted 12-03-2016 12:43 AM


Don’t you ever get tired of hearing what wonderful work you do? LOL!

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#10 posted 12-03-2016 01:03 PM

Magnificent Dennis!

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

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#11 posted 12-03-2016 01:42 PM

Beautiful work, I think it says a lot that your favorite part of this project is the hardest and most time consuming part. I don’t think you can create such art without loving what you do.

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

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#12 posted 12-03-2016 01:51 PM

Amazing Dennis! .....and he will have your hands. Fitting as he was a woodworker. :-)

- shipwright

Yep, what shipwright said !

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#13 posted 12-05-2016 10:25 PM

Thank you very much to my LJs buddys for the very kind complements.

-- Dennis Zongker

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