|Project by Dennis Zongker||posted 09-28-2009 02:39 AM||7712 views||42 times favorited||59 comments|
This is the second box for the how-to-do book I’m writing. “Stylish Boxes”
I had a six month delay because of my back. I’m so glad to be back to woodworking. I’m very excited to post this project. I hope that a few of you like this style. It was hard to come up with this design.
It’s based off the Cameo necklace, which first appeared around the time of Alexander the Great. This distinctive piece of jewelry has enjoyed popularity throughout classical times. the Renaissance, and the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
Cameo’s were mostly carved out of Stone, Lava, Shell, Glass, Plastics. This Cameo is cut out of veneer into marquetry.
The veneers for the Center Cameo are out of, Dark Maple Burl, Maple, Bloodwood, Light Maple Burl, Quilted Maple,
The veneers for the box are out of, Chessnut Burl, Bloodwood, & Black Ebony.
I really tried to make this one simple. At first when designing this box I really thought it was simple. But, when making it, it had some difficult challenges. Thank you for looking.
Close up, 1” away from the Cameo Marquetry
-- Dennis Zongker