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All Saints Christus Rex - Hands, Feet, and Crown

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  Refining the hands, feet, crown, and halo of the Christus Rex carving for All Saints church.  Finishing up the feet with nail marks and added fringe to the end of the stole.    Finishing up the hands and preparing them to be inserted in the sleeves.   Refining the points of the crown and shaping the inside of the crown. Thinning and refining the shape of the halo. More posts regarding this carving can be found on this site with the " All Saints Christus Rex " label. 

All Saints Christus Rex - Face, Hair, and Hands

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Since the last post for the All Saints Christus Rex carving, some progress is made on head and hands. Refining the face.   Detailing in the hair and shaping the top of the crown.   Defining the palms and fingers of the hands. More posts regarding this carving can be found on this site with the " All Saints Christus Rex " label. 

All Saints Christus Rex - Forming the Face

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 Here are some photos of the continued work on the Cristus Rex for All Saints. Forming the face Giving some shape to major hair movements Starting to shape the hands More posts regarding this carving can be found on this site with the " All Saints Christus Rex " label. 

All Saints Christus Rex Roughing Out Figure

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 Below are some photos taken while roughing out the figure for the All Saints Cristus Rex.   The major forms are defined. Roughing in the movements in the chasuble. I think we are getting a good idea of the form of things. More posts regarding this carving can be found on this site with the " All Saints Christus Rex " label.

All Saints Christus Rex Blocking Out

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   Here are some progress photos taken while blocking out the Cristus Rex carving:   Clamping the piece directly in the bench vise for the heaviest wood removal with mallet and gouges. Further blocking out on the bench (clamped with bench dogs and the bench vise.)  Now it is time to rough in some more refined forms. In order to have more control of the position of the carving, I'm attaching a threaded rod to the back that will allow me to attach the carving to an articulated arm. More posts regarding this carving can be found on this site with the " All Saints Christus Rex " label.  

All Saints Christus Rex Cut Out and Glue Up

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   Here are some progress photos for the Chritus Rex caving. Basswood cut out on a band saw for the body, arms and hands. The hands will be carved and inserted later to allow the wood grain to run the length of the fingers. This will give the fingers some added strength.   Prepping the surfaces to glue on the wood for the arms. This is done with a combination of hand plane and scrapers.   The arm sections are glued on. The glue must be clamped securely and allowed to dry and cure for at least 24 hours.   With the body and arms cut to shape and glued up, it is ready to start carving. Blog post regarding this carving will have the " All Saints Christus Rex " label.    

Christus Rex Processional Cross Design

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  This is a design sketch for a Christus Rex processional cross.   The design is inspired by a carving made by Ludwig Kieninger . The proposal is to carve the corpus about 15 inch tall from basswood and finish with a color and technique similar to this carving: