The Adventures of Carving, "Green Man" #2: Carving "Green Man" Middle Steps.

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Blog entry by Dennis Zongker posted 10-24-2010 02:23 AM 12560 reads 1 time favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Carving "Green Man" Beginning Steps. Part 2 of The Adventures of Carving, "Green Man" series Part 3: Carving "Green Man" Last Steps. »

Just a little over half way done. These 13 pictures are the next stages on how to carve “Green Man” He is a little scary. I like him that way. I makes it fun for Halloween.

The next steps will include carving the leaves and final shaping up the face, and under cutting the leaves. Thank you for looking, and happy woodworking to you.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#1 posted 10-24-2010 03:53 AM

Wow I can’t wait until I can carve like that

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#2 posted 10-24-2010 03:53 AM

Hi Dennis. I love that you are sharing you knowledge with us.

Thank you.


-- Jerry Boshear, Professional Kitchen Designer, amature woodworker.

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#3 posted 10-24-2010 04:13 AM

This is beautiful, I am very much impressed.

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#4 posted 10-24-2010 04:23 AM

Oh my but you make me feel tired with the amount of work you do!!!! Fabulous job!


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#5 posted 10-24-2010 05:58 AM

very cool!

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#6 posted 10-24-2010 06:08 AM

Man, Thats Awlsome. What would I give to be able to do that uh. One day. The really nice thing about seeing this done is that it gives you inspiration and motivation. Is that the same thing oh well a Beautiful Job!!

-- Ive cut this board three times and its still too short?

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#7 posted 10-24-2010 12:36 PM

Wow you do a great job! I really love seeing all the pictures. It gives a great sense of how much is involved. He is looking beautiful! I am going to get back to my shoe this week and I will be thinking of your green man when I am trying. You are very inspirational!


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

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#8 posted 10-24-2010 02:20 PM

Dennis ~ I don’t think he looks ‘scary’ at all. Maybe villainous and… certainly mischievous. But I gotta tell you that this is turning out so well. Some of us might be happy to stop right there and say done but looking at your past projects it is easy to get a sense of how great this is going to be. Thanks for sharing the process.

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

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#9 posted 10-24-2010 04:18 PM

Looking suitably scary for the season! Thanks for the lessons. Hope all are well down at the shop.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#10 posted 10-24-2010 06:36 PM

Very Cool, Dennis.

Nice work.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#11 posted 10-24-2010 07:18 PM

It looks great.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#12 posted 10-24-2010 09:49 PM

fantastic project AND great blog!!!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#13 posted 10-25-2010 04:18 AM

Happy Halloween! It looks scary enough for me! Thanks for sharing.

-- Rich, Seattle, WA

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#14 posted 10-25-2010 07:10 PM

Looks awesome Dennis, can’t wait to see it completed.
-Grant Brassette

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#15 posted 10-26-2010 12:20 AM

Looks great Dennis,and just in time for Halloween.You really are a great carver and I look forward to seeing it finished. Thanks for posting this.

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

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