Stylish Box # 2, "Cameo" Some Marquetry Steps

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Blog entry by Dennis Zongker posted 08-23-2009 01:51 AM 2368 reads 5 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It’s been four months since I’ve been able to do any woodworking, Since my back problems and back surgery. And finally I’m back to what I love most in life, “making things out of wood.”

Here are a few pictures of some of the marquetry that is going to be on my next box. This style of marquetry is one that I have developed over the years. It is similar to the “Andre-Charles Boulle” style. Their are 10 steps to this style which are very simple. In these pictures I’m only showing 3 steps.

It’s nice to be back into the woodworking family of Lumberjocks. I’ve really missed being a part of everything. Thanks for looking.
Cutting the packet into sections.


Photobucket Cutting out individual pieces

Layout of marquetry pieces

After Shading, Sticking to tack film

Ready for gluing

A little peek at my bench

-- Dennis Zongker

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#1 posted 08-23-2009 01:58 AM

Oh my, it’s going to be cool to have you back to wood working. Good to hear and see…...............

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#2 posted 08-23-2009 02:05 AM

I too am glad to hear you are back! I just LOVE your work. Welcome back.
By the way this is very pretty. I am going to try this one day. I just love it! Thanks for sharing and welcome back!

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

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#3 posted 08-23-2009 02:18 AM

Dennis Its great to have you back ! I’m glad you posted some how to tips .
I do need to ask you some more questions .

Glad to have you back but remember don’t start running yet have others do that for you :-)

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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#4 posted 08-23-2009 02:21 AM

Dennis this looks like a great project can’t wait for more.

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 08-23-2009 03:25 AM

Very cool Dennis…. I’m glad to have you back too!

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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#6 posted 08-23-2009 04:25 AM

Dennis, I hope you blog the entire box. from the looks of things this thing is going to be an amazing work of art. Thanks for sharing.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#7 posted 08-23-2009 04:26 AM

Dennis, Welcome back!!! Your work has been a great inspiration. Hope you can get back to full time work and show us many new projects.

-- Oldworld, Fair Oaks, Ca

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#8 posted 08-23-2009 04:37 AM

nice, welcome back

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#9 posted 08-23-2009 05:09 AM


We’ve been missing your superb creations. We’re glad you’re back.

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#10 posted 08-23-2009 05:21 AM

welcome back , dennis .
this looks great ,
and the box is superb !

glad you are up and around ,
just stay steady , and heal well .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#11 posted 08-23-2009 05:39 AM

Now THIS is a lesson! Glad to see you’re able to work again. I’ve missed your postings and projects. I’m ready to take a front row seat for your demonstrations!

-- "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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#12 posted 08-23-2009 06:04 AM

Glad your are feeling better and doing woodworking again. Looking forward to the finished project. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#13 posted 08-23-2009 06:09 AM

Good to see you back. You haven’t lost your touch! Keep up the great work

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#14 posted 08-23-2009 06:34 AM

Welcome back Dennis, it sure is good to see you back at it again. I look forward to another step in learning about how to make a “stylish box” and yes, I do hope you blog it….....

Take it easy and slow and continue to take care!!!

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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#15 posted 08-23-2009 01:53 PM

Sorry to hear about your injury.I went through something very similar years ago.It has a way of effecting everything we do,but we learn to appreciate life a little more.
I am happy to hear that you are back in the shop,that always speeds recovery.

The cameo blog is very nice,the pictures and text are clear and orderly.The inlay is outstanding! You have a steady hand and infinite patience.I salute you.
Very nice work Dennis,I look forward to seeing more.

-- If I can do it, so can you.

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