Mahogany Green man

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Project by Michael Anthony Zelonis posted 02-03-2014 10:13 PM 1435 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Honduras mahogany (two piece glue up) 9”x13”x3.90” What can I say, I love the Green man image. That and my dad said, after seeing the Catalpa Green man, I could make him one. Explored a lot more detail, depth and motion with this piece and learned how difficult deep plunge cutting can be at times! Mahogany is a blessing to work with even though it likes to fracture at corners sometimes, so I learned to be careful. There will be more Green men in the future, I have a big chunk of walnut just waiting for an image. Finish is tung oil.

-- God bless, Michael, Roanoke VA.

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#1 posted 02-03-2014 10:38 PM

Simply INCREDIBLE! More than awesome!

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#2 posted 02-03-2014 11:42 PM

That’s too cool! A person has to be patient to do something like that. At least I think so. Good job. That would look great hanging on a wall in my home.

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16

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#3 posted 02-03-2014 11:43 PM

Really nice. I want one. Seriously, you do great work and carving skills really impress me.

-- "All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then Success is sure." Mark Twain

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#4 posted 02-04-2014 12:15 AM

wow that is so beautiful, what an amazing work of art, great job

-- steve, simple and effective

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#5 posted 02-04-2014 12:40 AM

You are a very accomplished carver. Well done, lots of wonderful detail.

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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Michael Anthony Zelonis

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#6 posted 02-04-2014 10:05 AM

Thank you all for the positive responses! I feel blessed to be among such good company. If anyone is truly interested in such a piece, I do commission work, however I am not sure if I can discuss that here as I am new to the site….is there a place on this site to purvey our work to interested buyers? Someone let me know if there is, I don’t want to get in trouble!

-- God bless, Michael, Roanoke VA.

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Dennis Zongker

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#7 posted 02-28-2014 02:55 PM

Hi Michael,

Very nice carving! Green Man , is alway fun to carve, Great Job.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#8 posted 07-08-2015 04:20 PM

This is another beautiful green man.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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