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72 note Movement, Music Box #3: "Marquetry", for the Top.

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Blog entry by Dennis Zongker posted 1189 days ago 2564 reads 13 times favorited 34 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I just finished the practice piece for the top of the music box. The method of marquetry I use is one that I have developed over the years. I used some of the techniques like the boulle technique and the packet method and combined them into what I call, ” the ten step method.”

The veneer packet consisted of 8 different veneers and there were a total of 138 individual pieces. I used hot silicon sand for shading certain pieces of the veneers it gives the marquetry a 3D appearance. The veneers I used are maple burl, black ebony, Macassar Ebony, African mahogany , black walnut, holy

I had a lot of fun making this one. Thanks for looking, and Happy Woodworking

-- Dennis Zongker



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Woodwrecker

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#1 posted 1189 days ago

Man Dennis, your stuff belongs in a museum!
I think you’ve probably forgotten more about Marquetry then I’ll ever know.
I sure like it when you post a project.
Thanks !

-- Having fun...Eric

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Dale J Struhar Sr

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#2 posted 1189 days ago

Oh my what beautiful and intricate work. Great piece.

-- Dale, Ohio

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#3 posted 1189 days ago

Very nice work Dennis.

Lot of patience!

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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shipwright

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#4 posted 1189 days ago

Very, Very Nice Dennis. That looks like a DeWalt scrollsaw blower and clamp, am I right? I bow to your ability with it. I think with my chevalet, I will be able to approach this quality but I don’t think I could ever do it with my DeWalt. Your marquetry is one of my inspirations. I’m glued to this blog. Nice pictures too.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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tinnman65

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#5 posted 1189 days ago

Great work Dennis. Its always a pleasure to see your work and your process. The pictures say a thousand words, I ‘v never tried the packet method and I really have to give it a try. You gotta love those first two pictures where you can see the guitar under your work bench! You just never know when your gonna get inspired to start playing! I play but never thought to keep my guitar under my bench.

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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Bothus

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#6 posted 1189 days ago

My wife thought there was something wrong when she heard me exclaiming “oh my God” and “that’s incredible) as I scrolled through these photos.

Thanks for sharing.

Jerry

-- Jerry Boshear, Professional Kitchen Designer, amature woodworker.

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lightweightladylefty

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#7 posted 1189 days ago

Dennis,

That really looks gorgeous! We can’t wait to see more of the box. A box is just a box . . . unless it’s a Dennis Zongker box ! ! !

L/W

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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Allison

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#8 posted 1189 days ago

As always, stunning!

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

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Roger

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#9 posted 1189 days ago

that is so very kool. very awesome indeed.
I don’t think my bi-focals could do all that finely cut work

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Maddhatter

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#10 posted 1189 days ago

Dennis, as always, another awesome piece, thank you for taking the time and letting us in the shop.

-- Norm (AKA - The Maddhatter), Middletown DE

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Karson

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#11 posted 1189 days ago

Dennis: A great piece, but i’m blown away by your first sentance. This being a practive piece.

I can’t wait to see the final one.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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lanwater

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#12 posted 1189 days ago

Your work is outstanding Dennis.
Although I am fairly new to woodworking, I spend a lot of time reading on many technics.
I have never run accross the packet technic.

Thanks for sharing your knowledge.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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Jiri Parkman

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#13 posted 1189 days ago

It’s 9 a. m. in my country. Fine start of a day to see something so nice. Thank you Denis.

-- Jiri

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jockmike2

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#14 posted 1189 days ago

Amazing work Dennis, as usual you just keep outdoing yourself. You have a gift only God could give you, almost perfection. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Ken90712

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#15 posted 1189 days ago

As always amazing work! You come up with some great ideas of taking woodworking to a higher level each time. Always fun to look at your work, thx for sharing.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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