Carving a Life Size Statue #5: Detailing the Hands, Arms, Face, and the Torso

  • Advertise with us
Blog entry by Dennis Zongker posted 12-02-2016 03:38 PM 1384 reads 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 4: Jointing the arms,Sizing the body,Carving some details Part 5 of Carving a Life Size Statue series Part 6: Carving the Feet, Legs, Crown of Thorns »

It’s been awhile since my last blog on carving Jesus, the reason is it takes forever to carve in the details on his 6’-2” frame.

Carving in the details is my favorite part of carving, it takes longer only because I’m being very cautious not to make a mistake. Plus it would be sad to see a grown man cry for a two week period. lol

Here are a few pictures of detailing the Hands, Arms, Face, and the Torso. of the Crucifixion of Jesus. Next I’m starting on the Stomach on down to the feet. Thanks for looking! And Happy Holidays !

-- Dennis Zongker

13 comments so far

View Charles Maxwell's profile

Charles Maxwell

1099 posts in 3773 days

#1 posted 12-02-2016 03:50 PM

Quite an ambitious project tastefully done! Congratulations on a fantastic project! Beautiful!

-- Max the "night janitor" at

View shipwright's profile


7966 posts in 2764 days

#2 posted 12-02-2016 03:51 PM

Amazing Dennis!
.....and he will have your hands. Fitting as he was a woodworker. :-)

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

View Jeff_in_LSMO's profile


347 posts in 2306 days

#3 posted 12-02-2016 04:05 PM

Holy Jesus! Because it works on multiple levels.

Amazing. Have you been keeping track of hours, and would you care to share?

View grizzman's profile


7836 posts in 3269 days

#4 posted 12-02-2016 04:21 PM

its so beautiful dennis, i love to see the details , they are the things that make him look alive, especially the eye’s will you use some color to finish it off, or what….i dont envy the stress you have to bear, but you have done a fantastic job and i know the owners will be very happy with this, are your hands still hurting, or have they adjusted to the daily use.

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

View Arlin Eastman's profile

Arlin Eastman

4177 posts in 2527 days

#5 posted 12-02-2016 05:44 PM

What do you think about this product ? İs it usefull ? I m waiting for your comments.

Ted s Woodworking

- kasamatura

This is spam guys always from the same guy

-- Please help me help other Vets click..> is always the right time, to do the right thing.

View dclark1943's profile


268 posts in 2153 days

#6 posted 12-02-2016 05:51 PM

Dennis, I’m amazed at your talent! awesome !

-- Dave, Kansas City

View savannah505's profile


1812 posts in 3552 days

#7 posted 12-02-2016 07:22 PM

Incredible Dennis, WOW. Talent given by God.

-- Dan Wiggins

View Triumph1's profile


889 posts in 3045 days

#8 posted 12-02-2016 07:46 PM

It is beautiful Dennis. I love seeing all the carving marks on the piece.

-- Jeff , Wisconsin Please...can I stay in the basement a little longer, please!

View DocSavage45's profile


8519 posts in 2808 days

#9 posted 12-03-2016 12:43 AM


Don’t you ever get tired of hearing what wonderful work you do? LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

View Roger's profile


20923 posts in 2770 days

#10 posted 12-03-2016 01:03 PM

Magnificent Dennis!

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

View tinnman65's profile


1356 posts in 3380 days

#11 posted 12-03-2016 01:42 PM

Beautiful work, I think it says a lot that your favorite part of this project is the hardest and most time consuming part. I don’t think you can create such art without loving what you do.

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

View JoeinGa's profile


7735 posts in 1973 days

#12 posted 12-03-2016 01:51 PM

Amazing Dennis! .....and he will have your hands. Fitting as he was a woodworker. :-)

- shipwright

Yep, what shipwright said !

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

View Dennis Zongker's profile

Dennis Zongker

2724 posts in 3558 days

#13 posted 12-05-2016 10:25 PM

Thank you very much to my LJs buddys for the very kind complements.

-- Dennis Zongker

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics