72 note Movement, Music Box #2: "Segmented Turned Feet"

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Blog entry by Dennis Zongker posted 03-15-2011 01:38 AM 3933 reads 8 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Design Drawings Completed, For a Music Box Part 2 of 72 note Movement, Music Box series Part 3: "Marquetry", for the Top. »

Each foot has 8 pieces of Flamed Birch, & 8 pieces of Macassar Ebony. By making a template to glue up one foot at a time, the angle is a 22.5 degrees. Then I clamped them with rubber bands, it’s amazing how strong they are for clamping. Then turning them on my lathe, which was very fun.

When I was younger I was addicted to turning on a lathe. Now I think I’m addicted to all kinds of woodworking. At least it keeps me out of trouble. Thanks for looking, and Happy Woodworking.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#1 posted 03-15-2011 01:50 AM

Nice Legs Dennis !!! LOL
This is a beautiful, elegant turning for the legs on you music box.
I love the design and how they turned out. Pun intended….....

Can’t wait to see the next step / phase !

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#2 posted 03-15-2011 01:58 AM

Those are awesome, Dennis! So beautiful! Incredible process!

Sheila :)

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#3 posted 03-15-2011 02:03 AM

That is nice!

Great match on the leg. Thanks for the detailed pictures.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#4 posted 03-15-2011 02:18 AM

Thanks for posting your blog on making these legs. I like the pin striping look to them.

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

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#5 posted 03-15-2011 02:23 AM

Wow that’s a lot of work for legs, but what an effect you got. Thanks for the step-by-step details!


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#6 posted 03-15-2011 02:38 AM

wow that is saweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet, this makes me want a lathe so bad now!

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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Dale J Struhar Sr

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#7 posted 03-15-2011 02:41 AM

Nice work Dennis absolutely beautiful.

-- Dale, Ohio

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Patti Zongker

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#8 posted 03-15-2011 03:42 AM

Dennis nice work ~~~ I love the way your pictures tell the story~~~ I can’t wait to see your next step

-- Follow your passion, and success will follow you.

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#9 posted 03-15-2011 03:50 AM

Man, you have talent just flying out of you !!!
Those are really cool Dennis.

-- Eric down in sunny Florida.

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#10 posted 03-15-2011 03:51 AM

I must agree: a lot of work for some feet, but wow!!!

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#11 posted 03-15-2011 04:01 AM

Dennis: An amazing design. Greatly executed. It reminds me of your chess tables and chairs.

-- 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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#12 posted 03-15-2011 04:24 AM


You really do a great job of sharing the process. You make it look so easy but we all know better! Only a woodworker would realize how much work goes into this!

Thanks for sharing.


-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#13 posted 03-15-2011 04:34 AM

Hey Dennis;

I’ve always been a leg man, so I KNOW, these are gorgeous!

I want to see the rest of it!

Up to your usual standards, for sure. You do realize, sooner or later, you’re going to have trouble out doing yourself. Then what…do you have a plan?


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#14 posted 03-15-2011 04:53 AM

Awesome!! Wonderful detail – can’t wait for more…

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#15 posted 03-15-2011 06:05 AM

It’s looking great,

Thanks for detail & sharing.

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