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Grapes & Vines, Carving & Marquetry #8: Ebony Inlays, & Veneer Borders

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Blog entry by Dennis Zongker posted 01-18-2022 08:54 PM 1091 reads 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Here are some step pictures showing how to cut, glue, and clamp veneer borders. Then routing into the veneer a plow that will receive the solid ebony inlays. By bending two pieces of 3/32” Solid Ebony together into a clamping caul to equal 3/16” banding. Which will leave the Ebony bent at the Nine different radius table front. After the banding is glued and clamped into the plow, I use a block plan to flatten the remaining ebony above the surface of the veneered top. Thank you for looking and happy woodworking!!!

Cutting the walnut burl veneer with a template and Scalpel.

With a pencil, draw in the miter cut onto the veneer

With a straight edge and scalpel cut the miter.

By brushing on glue then clamping the veneer to the top with a clamping caul and clamps

The back edge of the glue up.

Showing the two different border veneers, Karelian & Walnut burls glued to the top.

The template clamped to the top.

Routing in the 3/16” wide x 1/8” deep plow.

Rolling glue onto the two pieces of 3/32” thick x 3/4” wide x 56” long solid ebony.

Clamping the two pieces together with a sandwich clamping caul.

Cutting on the bandsaw the two strips of banding at 3/16” wide.

With a hand saw, clamp and miter the solid ebony banding.

Brushing in the glue into the plow.

Clamping in the banding into the plow.

Close up of the glue up.

Block sanding the banding and veneer flush to the loose joint

Plaining the banding flush using a block plane.

Full view of the detail.

Full Hallway Table.

-- Dennis Zongker



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#1 posted 01-18-2022 08:59 PM

Absolutely Stunning!

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

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#2 posted 01-18-2022 09:03 PM

I always enjoy your contribution!

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#3 posted 01-18-2022 09:24 PM

MASTER AT WORK :<)))))))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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#4 posted 01-18-2022 10:53 PM

It always amazes me seeing your work. It is awesome that you share the steps as well. What a great post, stay healthy buddy

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#5 posted 01-19-2022 12:22 AM

Oh heck, now you’re doing the easy work,.............uh huh. Beautiful Dennis, but you knew I’d say that. You are the MAN for this….......I’m not worthy, I’m not worthy…...love to you and Patti.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#6 posted 01-19-2022 12:25 AM

OUTSTANDING CRAFTSMANSHIP AT THE HIGHEST LEVEL

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#7 posted 01-19-2022 02:02 AM

I’m always glad to see your post & your projects, they are so special and your photo workup is always a great lesson on how things should be done.

-- https://www.artisticwoodstudio.com/videos

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#8 posted 01-19-2022 04:41 AM

^ And with absolutely amazing results!

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

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#9 posted 01-19-2022 04:44 AM



Here are some step pictures showing how to cut, glue, and clamp veneer borders. Then routing into the veneer a plow that will receive the solid ebony inlays. By bending two pieces of 3/32” Solid Ebony together into a clamping caul to equal 3/16” banding. Which will leave the Ebony bent at the Nine different radius table front. After the banding is glued and clamped into the plow, I use a block plan to flatten the remaining ebony above the surface of the veneered top. Thank you for looking and happy woodworking!!!

Cutting the walnut burl veneer with a template and Scalpel.

With a pencil, draw in the miter cut onto the veneer

With a straight edge and scalpel cut the miter.

By brushing on glue then clamping the veneer to the top with a clamping caul and clamps

The back edge of the glue up.

Showing the two different border veneers, Karelian & Walnut burls glued to the top.

The template clamped to the top.

Routing in the 3/16” wide x 1/8” deep plow.

Rolling glue onto the two pieces of 3/32” thick x 3/4” wide x 56” long solid ebony.

Clamping the two pieces together with a sandwich clamping caul.

Cutting on the bandsaw the two strips of banding at 3/16” wide.

With a hand saw, clamp and miter the solid ebony banding.

Brushing in the glue into the plow.

Clamping in the banding into the plow.

Close up of the glue up.

Block sanding the banding and veneer flush to the loose joint

Plaining the banding flush using a block plane.

Full view of the detail.

Full Hallway Table.

- Dennis Zongker


I have to ask- in that last picture, that’s a rack of clamps, right?

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

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#10 posted 01-19-2022 12:56 PM

Thank you Lumberjocks for the wonderful complements.

Steven, yes it is a rack of clamps attached to my bench, all Jorgensen bar clamps.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#11 posted 01-19-2022 06:11 PM

I’ve exhausted all of the complementary words I know to describe your work Dennis. I still need to come see you sometime, soon after I retire. You are amazing.

-- Dale in Bellevue, NE

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#12 posted 01-20-2022 03:46 AM

You show it, I see it, however it’s still hard to get a grip on your doing it. Pulling all that together, AMAZING…

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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