|Project by Dennis Zongker||posted 04-10-2009 09:11 PM||8187 views||34 times favorited||61 comments|
I have decided to take this time to try something different, outside of furniture making. The past few months I have been writing a how to book called, “Stylish Boxes.” There is a lot more work involved than I thought there would be in putting this book together. The books contents will consist of, three boxes that I have designed and made. For each box there will be one with carving and/or marquetry and one like it without, in order to show that a stylish box can look good with or with out the carvings and marquetry.
I will be using carving techniques and marquetry, in some of my designs. I will take you step by step from the design to the completion of each box. This book will have detailed chapters on carving and marquetry. Within this book it will show you the style of marquetry that I have developed and the boulle technique and the bevel technique. Each chapter will guide you through the designing and building of each box, whether you choose to add the carving, marquetry or none on each box. My hopes are for the book to be ready for printing in about eight months.
Given that the members on Lumberjocks have inspired me to fall in love with box making; I would like to find 20 boxes from the Lumberjocks web-site only, to put with in the last pages of my book. I will be looking for any style of box with high quality. If you are currently in the process of making a box, or if you have been waiting to make a new box, you still have about six months until I choose which boxes I will be putting into the book.
I have added two random pages from the book for you to be able to see the layout I am going for and a sample of the writing.
*I was thinking it might be easer to copy & paste a widget pictures right here in a comment box. It would be easer for me to keep track. But, also you could go by the information below. Thank you
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