"Green Man 2"

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Project by Dennis Zongker posted 05-19-2012 11:08 PM 5269 views 12 times favorited 41 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my second carving of the Green Man.

I usually use small files to smooth out all the carving knife cuts but on this green man I left all the carving cuts giving it a more natural look. When carving this Green man I changed a little bit to the mouth, nose and eyes giving him a friendlier look then my first green man.

When teaching my advance carving class I carve along with the others taking the class. This is a great way to have fun carving and also teach at the same time.

Here is a link to my first “Green Man”

Click for details: "Green Man"

-- Dennis Zongker

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#1 posted 05-19-2012 11:25 PM

Beautiful work! I agree, leaving the gouge marks was a very good decision.

Very Respectfully,


-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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#2 posted 05-19-2012 11:26 PM

This is fabulous – I expect him to start talking at any moment.

-- Kay - Just a girl who loves wood.

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#3 posted 05-19-2012 11:51 PM

Dennis as always in awe, you carver really do amaze me .you are a master

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#4 posted 05-19-2012 11:57 PM

Magnificent as usual. Your artistic talent is one that I am sure makes most of here on LJ’S jealous. I love this.

-- Allison, Northeastern Ca. Remember, Amateurs built the Ark. Professionals built the Titanic!

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#5 posted 05-20-2012 12:20 AM

Such a wonder to behold… I am green with envy…

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

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#6 posted 05-20-2012 12:35 AM

that is incredible work—thank you for sharing it with us


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#7 posted 05-20-2012 12:48 AM

Excellent work. Those that are close to you area are lucky to have a teacher with your ability. I always look forward to your work. Thanks for posting.

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

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#8 posted 05-20-2012 12:52 AM

Serious talent Dennis.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#9 posted 05-20-2012 02:12 AM

Interesting I used to cast a bronze of this very mythological figure when I worked at a foundry. Yours has so much more charator than that one. Nice piece!

-- Rogue

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#10 posted 05-20-2012 03:05 AM

Dennis: I agree that the cut are a great part of the surface look.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

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#11 posted 05-20-2012 03:06 AM

Always a treat to see your wonderful work Dennis.

-- Max the "night janitor" at

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#12 posted 05-20-2012 03:30 AM

I like how you kept a rougher texture to his face as he is a rustic subject and the alterations to his features are also appreciated, showing even more how you understand your craft.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#13 posted 05-20-2012 04:11 AM

A fabulous carving.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario (

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#14 posted 05-20-2012 04:18 AM

Great carving Dennis.
I think I prefer to see the marks of the artist.
They are both arresting and command immediate respect.
Great character in the features.


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

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#15 posted 05-20-2012 04:48 AM

Your work always amazes me. Wonderful.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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