Lion Marquetry #1: The Male Lion

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Blog entry by Dennis Zongker posted 12-29-2018 11:03 PM 967 reads 1 time favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Here is a Desk that I’m making, It’s called a Lion Desk. With marquetry panels. The front has the male, the two sides will have a baby cub on one side and a female lion on the other.

Here are some step pictures showing the packed method of marquetry.

Thank you for looking, and Happy New Year!!!

-- Dennis Zongker

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#1 posted 12-29-2018 11:30 PM

Awesome work.

-- Dale, Ohio

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#2 posted 12-29-2018 11:58 PM

As always, very impressive work. I’m looking forward to seeing the finished desk.

-- Bob Kassmeyer, Nebraska

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#3 posted 12-30-2018 12:17 AM

Beautiful work

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#4 posted 12-30-2018 12:36 AM

As usual. Masterful workmanship.

-- Steve, Malvern, PA

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#5 posted 12-30-2018 01:26 AM


-- No craft is very far from the line beyond which is magic. -- Lord Dunsany — Instagram @grailwoodworks

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#6 posted 12-30-2018 01:41 AM

Wow. That is going to be an incredible looking desk.

-- Julian

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#8 posted 12-30-2018 02:20 AM

Looks great Dennis. I noticed the hide glue … good man!
Good looking veneer nails. Are they the ones that Patrick Edwards sells?
Myrtle burl veneer in the background?

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#9 posted 12-30-2018 04:17 AM


You have the perfection and patience P’s down! Learned a lot from looking at the pictures.

Paul asked the questions. Mine was…Is that a laminated board or purchased plywood?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#10 posted 12-30-2018 06:22 AM

Gorgeous Dennis, as always, your the MAN.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#11 posted 12-30-2018 08:36 AM

so nice. Thanks for sharing! I enjoy.


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#12 posted 12-30-2018 02:53 PM

Awsome….Nice work Dennis, you have the patience of a saint.

-- Ed Port Republic

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#13 posted 12-30-2018 05:03 PM

Wonderful result Dennis. The marquetry is spectacular and I also love the desk design. Looking forward to seeing the rest.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#14 posted 12-30-2018 07:41 PM

as always the MASTER at work this time a wonderful lion GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#15 posted 12-30-2018 09:10 PM

Masterful work!!!
May I ask what scroll saw are you using to get such precision cuts?
Would love to see a video of the process you are using.

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