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"Carving a Column, Two Persian Kings" #1: Layout & Begining Carving Steps, King # 1

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Blog entry by Dennis Zongker posted 580 days ago 1692 reads 2 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I have recently been commissioned to carve a column for in a customers home. The opposing two sides of column is hand-carved to match artwork provided by customer of two different Persian Kings while the other two sides will have routed flutes down the sides.

One is of the Persian king seated on a cushioned throne and holding a staff and flower, two traditional symbols of royal power in Persia and the second one is a Persian King in Combat with a Monster and Evil Spirit.

Thank you for looking, and happy woodworking


Isometric View of Column 18” Square x 8’-0” Tall


Detail Drawing of the Column


Drawing the Kings onto Tracing Paper, to scan them into the computer to resize them into AutoCAD.


Stab Cutting around the King

Flatening around the King

-- Dennis Zongker



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tinnman65

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#1 posted 580 days ago

Very interesting project Dennis, looks like this is going to have a lot of details carved into it. I look forward to seeing the finished piece.

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

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Roger

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#2 posted 580 days ago

Oh yes. This is gonna be good. Wow

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Charles Maxwell

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#3 posted 580 days ago

Can’t wait to see them finished . .. always a treat!

-- Max the "night janitor" at www.hardwoodclocks.com

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Dale J Struhar Sr

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#4 posted 580 days ago

What a chance to watch a craftsman.

-- Dale, Ohio

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#5 posted 580 days ago

I am inspired and intimidated…LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#6 posted 580 days ago

Great commission Dennis. Looks like a challenge.

-- 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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shipwright

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#7 posted 580 days ago

Thanks Dennis. I’ll be watching.

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

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Porchfish

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#8 posted 579 days ago

Go Dennis !....lookin’ good !

-- If it smells good, eat it ! The pig caught under the fence is the one doing all thesquealing

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Toolz

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#9 posted 579 days ago

Can’t wait to see the finished columns! You do wonderful work.

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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#10 posted 579 days ago

I am looking forward to watching you carve in the details… :)

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

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#11 posted 579 days ago

I will be watching for the next chapter.

-- Tom D

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#12 posted 579 days ago

Looks Great very interesting Dennis.

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#13 posted 572 days ago

As always, masterful.

Lee

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