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Blog entry by Michael Anthony Zelonis posted 152 days ago 702 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Drawings for my new commission, the bust of a Swiss mountain dog carved from walnut, life size. 14” nape to nose, and 10.5” from ear to ear, 12” tall. This will be my most voluminous carving to date, and my first time with walnut. Sunday I am planning the 3, 14”x 12”x4” blocks on a planner to start, then hand planning to a finish fit. As part of my new procedure to make the process of excess wood removal easier I will be band sawing on 4 sides to make the blank closer to the finish product, leaving me more time for the fun of the detail. Only took me 15 months to figure this out….........

-- God bless, Michael, Roanoke VA.

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 151 days ago

I am going to love watching this happen.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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Michael Anthony Zelonis

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#2 posted 150 days ago

LOL! Me too Monte, I am excited to start a new approach to my carvings with this piece.

-- God bless, Michael, Roanoke VA.

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