Geo-Ribbon Banding Jewelry Box

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Project by Dennis Zongker posted 06-10-2014 12:54 PM 2261 views 21 times favorited 51 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Making this box was just plan fun!!! I started off by making the Ribbon Banding which is made out of Holly, Wenge, Walnut, & Maple Hardwoods. The background veneer is Karelain birch burl and the Marquetry is the same Holly, Wenge, Walnut, & Maple but in veneers. This really helped everything blend together.

The Bun feet are made out of 8 pieces of solid Wenge, with 8 pieces of Karelain Veneer segmented and glued together, they are similar to the feet on a music box that I made a few years back. The box size is 4 1/4” tall x 8 1/2” deep x 14 3/4” long. Thank you for looking.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#1 posted 06-10-2014 12:58 PM

Nice banding Dennis, this is an eye catcher !

-- If it smells good, eat it ! The pig caught under the fence is the one doing all thesquealing

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#2 posted 06-10-2014 01:00 PM

OOOOOH, that’s one pretty box. Nice, VERY nice, work.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#3 posted 06-10-2014 01:00 PM

That box is so cool. Any idea where a guy could get a good book on box making? :-)

-- "There's plenty of time to read the instruction manual when you're laying in the hospital bed". - Dad

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#4 posted 06-10-2014 01:01 PM

Dennis, truly a creative work of art. This piece shines a light on your talent. I love it!

-- Marty,, 866-444-6996

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#5 posted 06-10-2014 01:05 PM

Really pretty design. I like the attention to detail at the opening where you’ve wrapped the banding onto the tops/bottoms of the side pieces.
Curious as to your marquetry technique for the top. Is this all knife work to fit the different pieces in?
Great box.

-- Gary in OP

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#6 posted 06-10-2014 01:14 PM

Beautiful work.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#7 posted 06-10-2014 01:33 PM

Another incredible piece, and all in having fun!?? I love how you are always challenging yourself with your design and techniques. Your craftsmanship is incredible, truly masterful! You are having too much fun in the wood workshop. Don’t stop!

-- "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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#8 posted 06-10-2014 01:41 PM

Beautiful box Dennis the design is very cool a fantastic build as usual.

-- Custom furniture

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#9 posted 06-10-2014 01:46 PM

Dennis you did an amazing job on this Jewelry box…. it is beautiful in so many ways… the choice of woods and veneers, the intricacy and the excellent craftsmanship~~ I always enjoy watching you work :)

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

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#10 posted 06-10-2014 02:08 PM

WOW! Dennis – that is really an eye-catcher. Very nice work. I really like the visuals on this one. Truly excellent execution.


-- Brice, Philadelphia

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#11 posted 06-10-2014 02:19 PM

Dennis your eye for detail is always amazing. A very beautiful box, and as always, it’s perfect. I’m not worthy, I’m not worthy…..........LOL Give a big hug to Patti for me.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#12 posted 06-10-2014 02:36 PM

This is one good looking box – has beautiful lines, the banding and attention to detail pull it all together. Well done.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#13 posted 06-10-2014 02:36 PM

Beautiful! There is so much to like on this one. The banding and feet/handle elements are particularly striking.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#14 posted 06-10-2014 03:10 PM

Very nice graphic design on this one Dennis. I’m particularly impressed with how well you matched the corners of the top banding. As mentioned above the wrap inside onto the lip is a nice touch as well. I like the feet and the knob but to me they just don’t quite seem to belong there. Just my preference I guess.

Overall, just another beautifully crafted piece.

Thanks for showing us.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees.

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#15 posted 06-10-2014 03:21 PM

Great job , Dennis. never heard of karelain birch; but it does go well with the banding. I do like the feet and knob. it seems everything is in harmony, not over powering one another.

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