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The Adventures of Carving, "Green Man" #1: Carving "Green Man" Beginning Steps.

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Blog entry by Dennis Zongker posted 10-10-2010 12:20 AM 5903 reads 6 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Only about 1/4 of the way done. Showing some carving stages on how to carve “Green Man” This is really fun for me, just having some fun, carving something for myself. When I’m done I will hang him on top of my fire place at home. If I have the extra time I’m hoping to be done in about three weeks.

Size 3 1/2” thick x 14” wide x 17 1/2” long. Made out of basswood.

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-- Dennis Zongker



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Jamie Speirs

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#1 posted 10-10-2010 12:24 AM

You make it look easy. :)

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#2 posted 10-10-2010 12:32 AM

A nice project tutorial for someone to follow along. Green men are a popular carving project.

I did a similar one once, but I called him a tree troll.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#3 posted 10-10-2010 12:39 AM

Very nice Dennis..and I agree you make it look so easy and I believe it is easy for you..

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#4 posted 10-10-2010 12:54 AM

I once tried chip carving, Dennis and I made a mess of a couple of pieces of wood and gave up. I gave the chisels I had away before I came here to Canada. Now with seeing this, I wish I hadn’t. You do such a great job and make it look possible! Thanks so much for sharing your step-by-step pictures with us. It is amazing how it comes to life!

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#5 posted 10-10-2010 01:02 AM

That’s one ugy dude, Dennis.

Nice carving job, though!

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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#6 posted 10-10-2010 01:39 AM

I’m impressed great carving, can’t wait to see the finished piece.

-- Dale, Ohio

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mmh

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#7 posted 10-10-2010 02:05 AM

Well, he looks pretty handsome to me, strong chin, good nose and high cheek bones, intense eyes, broad smile with supple lips . . . may be a bit more character than I can handle, but I’d like to have him on my side of the team than as an opponent!

-- "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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#8 posted 10-10-2010 03:16 AM

Nice time lapsed work. too bad there was not a video camera taking all of those photos.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#9 posted 10-10-2010 04:05 AM

Gotta say I can’t wait to see the finished piece… ‘cause after seeing the high caliber of your previous work, I can already get a sense of how stunning this will be. At 17 inches this is really going to add an impact to the fireplace! No doubt about that.

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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Patti Zongker

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#10 posted 10-10-2010 04:43 PM

Your pictures really make it come alive…. I enjoy seeing your steps ~~~you make it look so easy… I can’t wait to see it completed….

-- Follow your passion, and success will follow you.

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#11 posted 10-10-2010 05:42 PM

Hi Dick,

I took a look at your tree troll, very nice. He seams a little happier then mine. lol

-- Dennis Zongker

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Dennis Zongker

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#12 posted 10-10-2010 05:46 PM

Thank you Lunberjocks for your comments, he is a very scary guy. Maybe that’s good since Halloween is almost here.

-- Dennis Zongker

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#13 posted 10-10-2010 08:42 PM

Dennis!

I don’t know about happier with your Bozo Face. <(:O}&

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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Dennis Zongker

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#14 posted 10-10-2010 10:41 PM

Hi Dick,

I hope I didn’t make you mad at me. Yours does look happy. But that’s a good thing, also the carving I think is excellent, top notch carving!

Were as mine, I know is crazy looking, but I like that to. It’s close to a copy that Chris Pye made in one of his books. He is one of my favorite carvers in today’s world.

-- Dennis Zongker

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tdv

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#15 posted 10-10-2010 11:14 PM

Nice job Dennis how long does that take you to do?

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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