|Project by Dennis Zongker||posted 07-31-2008 02:18 AM||6355 views||6 times favorited||42 comments|
This replica scales seven-times the original size medal. and took 160 hours to make. It was carved from one solid piece of “PurpleHeart” hardwood. This exotic wood undergoes a degree of color change over time. It begins with a dull brown when freshly carved of sanded, but within a few days it oxidises to a violet purple. It is found in the tropical regions of Central and South America.
I Hand carved this replica, for a war veteran. It has three layers of 23carat gold leaf on the back and front. It also has 5 coats of clear polyurethane. The actual size of the carving is 1 3/4” thick x 7 1/2” x 16” Long.
Close Up of the ribbon detail.
Close up the back.
Close up profile of George Washinton.
-- Dennis Zongker