Self-Made Man Statue

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Project by Dennis Zongker posted 08-10-2020 05:27 PM 852 views 0 times favorited 34 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finally after 9 months on my spare time, my carving of Self Made Man called “Determination” is completed. He is 38” tall x 23” deep x 20” wide. Any criticism good or bad is welcome to hear. Thank you for looking!

-- Dennis Zongker

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#1 posted 08-10-2020 05:38 PM

wow that is a beautiful carving,i love the detail on the hands and face.what is the wood you used and finish ?

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#2 posted 08-10-2020 05:47 PM

Fantastic piece and stunning blog about the process.

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#3 posted 08-10-2020 06:05 PM

Beautiful Dennis, outstanding as always. Hope you and Patti are doing well , your talent hasn’t diminished in the least that’s for sure.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#4 posted 08-10-2020 06:40 PM

Wow, that is awesome work.

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#5 posted 08-10-2020 07:16 PM

Well done Dennis! You are persistent !

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#6 posted 08-10-2020 07:48 PM

Absolutely Beautiful!

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#7 posted 08-10-2020 08:01 PM

Wow! That is an amazing work of Art. God has gifted you with a great woodworking talent, thank you for sharing that Talent on Lumberjocks.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#8 posted 08-10-2020 08:12 PM

Just a work of art. awesome

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#9 posted 08-10-2020 08:29 PM

Such talent!!!

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#10 posted 08-10-2020 09:17 PM

Thank you everyone for the kind complements.

Pottz, I used basswood and finished him with Polyurethane then oil paints.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#11 posted 08-10-2020 09:22 PM

Beautiful work, Dennis – it’s an outstanding carving!



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#12 posted 08-10-2020 09:24 PM

Wow is right! You are good! Beautiful work!

-- Petey

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#13 posted 08-10-2020 09:38 PM

Handsome! Well done!

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

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#14 posted 08-10-2020 10:26 PM

Extremely nice!!!!

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

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#15 posted 08-10-2020 11:12 PM

Any criticism would just be jealousy this a a master at work right down to his rough hands you can see he works hard GREAT JOB MASTER CARVER :<)) GRATZ TOP 3

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

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