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Carved, "Methodist Flames" 3"thick x 4'-0" wide x 14'-0" long

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Blog entry by Dennis Zongker posted 01-20-2011 02:42 AM 1849 reads 4 times favorited 34 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We have the honor of creating these beautiful Methodist

flames to be placed on the back wall, behind the sanctuary

stage. Constructed of solid red oak hardwoods, the overall

sizes of the flames are 3” thick by 48”wide and 168” long.

The oak was glued together at different angles, to create a

unique woodgrain appearance. Hand shaping and carved

using a power grinder to create the flame motif. Stained

with a red aniline dye and finished with a pre-catalyzed

furniture finish for a deep luster.

-- Dennis Zongker



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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#1 posted 01-20-2011 02:47 AM

These are beautiful! The red stain is amazing! I really enjoyed seeing this.

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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shipwright

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#2 posted 01-20-2011 02:50 AM

Really nice Dennis. Just really nice. The dying and finish set it off perfectly. Great job.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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mtnwild

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#3 posted 01-20-2011 02:53 AM

They called the right guy, nice job. Cool seeing how you did that.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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zfriesen

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#4 posted 01-20-2011 03:10 AM

That looks amazing. Great to see pictures of it at different stages. Nice work

-- Zach Friesen

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#5 posted 01-20-2011 03:15 AM

I wanna come and work in your shop. You guys have all the FUN!! Really nice work!

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

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JOEY B

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#6 posted 01-20-2011 03:16 AM

a true craftsman , great work

-- Tools tools and more tools its funny when we go in a store for anything we always look at the tools

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spunwood

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#7 posted 01-20-2011 03:17 AM

Just beautiful, and what a great project. The anyline dye is great. Was it hard to work with? By the way, how do you like your bosch jigsaw. They’re supposed to be pretty darn nifty.

-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν

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Jack_T

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#8 posted 01-20-2011 04:03 AM

Really beautiful. Will you be making the cross.

-- Jack T, John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life."

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degoose

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#9 posted 01-20-2011 04:05 AM

That was just AMAZING….

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

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Karson

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#10 posted 01-20-2011 04:08 AM

Dennis: I didn’t expect to see “Hells” flames being placed in a church.

Great looking.

-- 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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Jack_T

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#11 posted 01-20-2011 04:20 AM

The flames are the Methodist flames. the dual flame with the cross is the symbol of the United Methodist Church. The flames symbolize the Trinity not hell.

-- Jack T, John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life."

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Dan'um Style

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#12 posted 01-20-2011 04:34 AM

something tells me your tools got a little warm on this job…

you are a lucky man to live such a life

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

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ajosephg

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#13 posted 01-20-2011 04:36 AM

Another over the top project.

How long did it take to do the jigsaw cutting?

-- Joe

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#14 posted 01-20-2011 04:37 AM

Hey Dennis;

Nice project…fantastic finish!!!

The color really looks good.

Lee

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

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MShort

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#15 posted 01-20-2011 04:40 AM

Dennis,

You always do such nice work not matter what the project is.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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