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Blog series by Dennis Zongker updated 1177 days ago 3 parts 8635 reads 81 comments total

Part 1: Design Drawings Completed, For a Music Box

1309 days ago by Dennis Zongker | 20 comments »

Design Drawings Completed, For a Music Box Finally finished with the design drawings for a 72 note movement, Music Box. It took me approximately 60 hours to come up with this design. Next is the working drawings, then it’s fun time, the woodworking part. The top marquetry will be a good challenge for me, but I’m really looking forward to it. On the front of the box is a Lyre Harp. Carved out of solid ebony. The foot design is a segmented turning with Maple and 8 Ebony pin st...

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Part 2: "Segmented Turned Feet"

1215 days ago by Dennis Zongker | 27 comments »

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....

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Part 3: "Marquetry", for the Top.

1177 days ago by Dennis Zongker | 34 comments »

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 appearan...

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