Persian King Number Two

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Project by Dennis Zongker posted 03-14-2013 11:19 PM 5973 views 6 times favorited 37 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the second carving it is of a king battling a monster.

This is the second of the two Persian king carvings for a custom column that I am making for in a customers home. The carving is 18-in. x 24-in. and the stain will match the gray slat color on the artwork. To seal the wood I brushed on a conditioner on both sides of the 2-in.-thick basswood.

This Persian king is battling with what is known as a monster. The monster is a mix between a horned lion, raven and scorpion. This is the other side of a carved column for a customers home. The opposing two sides of the column is hand-carved to match artwork provided by the customer of two different Persian Kings while the other two sides will have routed flutes down the sides with a base and top crown molding.

Thank you for looking, and happy woodworking!!!

-- Dennis Zongker

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#1 posted 03-14-2013 11:30 PM

So cool Dennis, this is really becoming an awesome work of art your making.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#2 posted 03-14-2013 11:31 PM

You are an artist, beautiful work

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#3 posted 03-14-2013 11:53 PM

Dennis: A beautiful carving from the supplied artwork.


-- 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 †

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#4 posted 03-15-2013 12:17 AM

I’m guessing this customer has a few bucks to throw around, because he hired the best!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#6 posted 03-15-2013 12:50 AM

Spectacular carving! I really like the way you have managed the ‘feathers’.... just a cool layered look. What a project!

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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#7 posted 03-15-2013 12:52 AM


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#8 posted 03-15-2013 12:54 AM

Wow! I am curious what the rest of the house looks like, a carving like that makes me think of a huge palace.

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#9 posted 03-15-2013 01:30 AM

Speechless Dennis.. that’s all I can say..I’m speechless.. what a work of

-- Randall Child

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#10 posted 03-15-2013 02:01 AM

Beautiful work. Persian King Number Two is in keeping with Number One. Wonderful.

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#11 posted 03-15-2013 02:33 AM

Outstanding work Dennis.

-- Dale, Ohio

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#12 posted 03-15-2013 02:54 AM

Absolutely Beautiful Dennis !!! Thanks.

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

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#13 posted 03-15-2013 03:44 AM

Dennis, somehow Holy Moely just doesn’t capture it ! haha
You are “world class”, and there is no doubt about that my friend 1

-- Eric, central Florida

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#14 posted 03-15-2013 03:52 AM

Seeing the greatness of your projects reminds me of how far I have yet to go.

Beautiful work.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#15 posted 03-15-2013 04:03 AM


Your reproduction is absolutely perfect!


-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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