Card Box #2 Design Changes

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Project by Dennis Zongker posted 07-10-2014 09:44 PM 2400 views 13 times favorited 33 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my second card box the first one I gave away to a promotion give away. There are 6 different design changes to this 2nd attempt.

1. Making the banding, then the box size to where there is a single diamond in each of the four corners.

2.The center banding was glued into the rabbits as a Zigzag banding.

3.The feet are made much lager with a diamond shape.

4. The bottom edges of the box has a solid ebony banding for protecting the veneer, also for a design balance.

5. Making the pull a little larger with a simpler and cleaner design.

6. The inside of the box has blood wood instead of ebony for the dividers.

The original card box you can see on our company’s web site at to see the changes. Or if you have my book, wooden boxes you can see the differences between the two. At first both boxes look the same, but the small changes do make a deference. Plus it was more fun for me to make them different. Thank you very much for looking and happy woodworking to you.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#1 posted 07-10-2014 09:53 PM

Dennis, A beauty, no doubt about it. And woodworkers out there, I know how nice this box is as I saw it first hand during my visit to his shop this week. very nicely crafted and a joy to look at with wonderful choices of veneer and color. The banding is beautifully done, and the proportions are spot on ! Take a bow Dennis !

-- Dave, Kansas City

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#2 posted 07-10-2014 10:00 PM

Very impressive.
I particularly like the mitered banding.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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#3 posted 07-10-2014 10:06 PM

A gorgeous box indeed, it looks like a lot of work went into it, love the details!

-- I am responsible for how I respond to everything in my life - - Deadwood SD

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#4 posted 07-10-2014 10:11 PM

Awesome .like the new shoes you put on it

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#5 posted 07-10-2014 10:21 PM

Both boxes look great but I like the changes. I really like what you did with the feet especially.

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

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#6 posted 07-10-2014 10:25 PM

Dennis You need to replace one of the red decks with a blue dect for better balance.

The rest of the box is right on.

A good point to be made to use some of the small details to allow you to develop the entire box.

-- 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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#7 posted 07-10-2014 10:27 PM

Beautiful box Dennis, I think you should me this when I was there didn’t you? It looks great.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#8 posted 07-10-2014 10:41 PM

Your work is always magnificent and amazing! Thank you for sharing your expertise with us fellow LJ’s!

-- "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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#9 posted 07-10-2014 11:59 PM

WowZa Dennis! This is just fine fine fine.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#10 posted 07-11-2014 12:05 AM

A true masterpiece. Bravo.

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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#11 posted 07-11-2014 12:18 AM

Fantastic, Dennis!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#12 posted 07-11-2014 12:26 AM

Beautiful, just beautiful!!!!!!!

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#13 posted 07-11-2014 01:02 AM

Absolutely beautiful, Dennis!

-- Dale, Ohio

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#14 posted 07-11-2014 01:11 AM

Wow! What an inspiration! Excellent example of first class craftsmanship.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#15 posted 07-11-2014 01:43 AM

Dennis, beautiful work as always. Your work (and your book) are such high quality.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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