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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 01-29-2013 01:23 AM 2719 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 01-29-2013 02:09 AM

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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#2 posted 01-29-2013 02:16 AM

Oh yes. This is gonna be good. Wow

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#3 posted 01-29-2013 02:27 AM

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

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

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#4 posted 01-29-2013 03:29 AM

What a chance to watch a craftsman.

-- Dale, Ohio

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#5 posted 01-29-2013 04:20 AM

I am inspired and intimidated…LOL!

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#6 posted 01-29-2013 04:39 AM

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 soon moving to Virginia karsonwm@gmail.com †

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#7 posted 01-29-2013 05:27 AM

Thanks Dennis. I’ll be watching.

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

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#8 posted 01-29-2013 02:36 PM

Go Dennis !....lookin’ good !

-- The pig caught under the fence is always the one doing all the squealing !

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#9 posted 01-29-2013 04:45 PM

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 01-29-2013 06:07 PM

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 01-30-2013 02:44 AM

I will be watching for the next chapter.

-- Tom D

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#12 posted 01-30-2013 03:05 AM

Looks Great very interesting Dennis.

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#13 posted 02-05-2013 06:37 PM

As always, masterful.

Lee

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