The Adventures of Carving, "Green Man" #3: Carving "Green Man" Last Steps.

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Blog entry by Dennis Zongker posted 1262 days ago 3255 reads 4 times favorited 38 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Approximately 90% done. These next 10 pictures are showing how to carve the leaves. Next I will smooth out the chisels carving marks with more carving knifes and small files. I don’t want to use any sand paper. Because, I want him to look like he really is coming out of the trees. Then I will finish him with a clear Lacquer. So, in about a week or so I should be able to post him in the projects. Thanks for looking. And happy woodworking.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#1 posted 1262 days ago

Dennis, amazing work as always!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 1262 days ago

You are a true master Dennis !!

-- John in Belgrave (Website) ,

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Eric Zongker

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#3 posted 1262 days ago

That turned out awesome dad. great work!

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Dan'um Style

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#4 posted 1262 days ago

very nice and unique in its own way. would make a great gift for a vegetable farmer

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#5 posted 1262 days ago

Great blog Dennis. You make it look so easy. Simply amazing.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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#6 posted 1262 days ago

Wow do you have an apprentice? LOL

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#7 posted 1262 days ago

Man, the more I see your incredible work the more impressed I am. Thanks for posting this.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#8 posted 1262 days ago

Unreal, thanks for sharing.

-- Dale, Ohio

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#9 posted 1262 days ago

Dennis, I like the expression.
I may try one of these soon. I dont expect mine will look as nice but the journey is the best part.
Thanks for the inspiration

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

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#10 posted 1262 days ago

Wow o Wow, this guy is AWSOME........... fantastic job as usual Dennis.

Look forward to seeing him finished.

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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#11 posted 1262 days ago

Nice work! Kind of creepy, I can just picture this guy looking out from the leaves, ready to take me down and turn me into mulch…

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#12 posted 1262 days ago

Dennis: a great looking job.

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

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#13 posted 1262 days ago

You are really something else Dennis !!!

-- Three Rules of Work: Out of clutter find simplicity; From discord find harmony; In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. Albert Einstein

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#14 posted 1262 days ago

WOW Dennis, wish I could do so well. I have been looking at Pyre’s book and some of his articles for Woodcarving Illustrated. There are several others as well. You have done a stupendous job on yours…The face and the eyes are extraordinary….I will have to try one of these when I get a bit better at carving….

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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#15 posted 1262 days ago

That’s fantastic! My first and second thoughts were Wow & Wow, but majeagle1 already said that. Mr. Green Man looks like you’ve released him from the wood and from his expression he’s pretty happy about it.

-- Dan - Valparaiso, Indiana, "A smart man changes his mind, a fool never does."

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