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Blog entry by Dennis Zongker posted 11-21-2015 11:25 PM 2252 reads 4 times favorited 33 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It’s been a long time for me to post anything here on lumberjocks. I still look everyday to see the projects, and a lot of them have been incredible works of art. Which is one of the reasons I love being a member of this web site.

This table has pushed me to my limits as far as craftsmanship I am completely exhausted and worn out. I feel like a athlete right now because I’ve been icing me knees and had to get a shot of cortisone to help me get moving again.

Now I’m onto the final finishing steps of the top, which has a grained filled finish. I still think that some of us woodworkers are a little crazy when it comes to our woodworking projects, it becomes a little bit of a obsessive compulsive disorder. lol It’s something to do with the wood and the hands on craftsmanship, maybe? Well, it feels good to be back happy woodworking and thanks for looking.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#1 posted 11-21-2015 11:37 PM

Wow Dennis, A story without words. It’s beauty to behold.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#2 posted 11-21-2015 11:58 PM

That is Truly AMAZING and not only functional but a work of art for sure.

I am still trying to get over your way.

-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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#3 posted 11-22-2015 12:04 AM

A tour de force of fine woodworking! Magnificent piece.

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#4 posted 11-22-2015 12:09 AM

Absolutely beautiful Dennis. Great job and craftsmanship. Thanks for sharing.

-- Dale, Ohio

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#5 posted 11-22-2015 12:21 AM

Beautiful work as always Dennis, I think I learn something new every time you do a blog post.

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

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#6 posted 11-22-2015 12:33 AM

one for the ages dennis

truly a masterpiece
and an art treasure
to inspire for generations

thank you

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#7 posted 11-22-2015 12:37 AM

Thank you for taking the time to share this journey in photos. Stunning.

-- Randy -- Austin, TX by way of Northwest (Woodville), OH

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#8 posted 11-22-2015 12:57 AM

Truly incredible workmanship! I think even for you Dennis, you out did yourself.

-- Steve, Malvern, PA

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#9 posted 11-22-2015 01:08 AM

An absolute work of art combined with expert craftsmanship = amazing!

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#10 posted 11-22-2015 01:26 AM

HI Dennis…...Just start thinking what you could do if you got serious about this stuff! ....... ;-j

-- Joe in Pueblo West, Colo.

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#11 posted 11-22-2015 01:42 AM

Again an impressive work .. and perfect technique several crafts!
.................... The eagle is beautiful ..


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#12 posted 11-22-2015 02:14 AM


Damn You’re good! LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#13 posted 11-22-2015 02:17 AM

Always a privilege to see your work. Thanks for sharing!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#14 posted 11-22-2015 03:22 AM

Dennis, I could rave on …....but let’s just say….. nice work buddy.

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

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#15 posted 11-22-2015 03:29 AM

Oh Dennis, just stop it!!!!!! Every time I think I’m proud of something I do, you have to burst my bubble. Awesome work as always damn it. LOL

-- Dan Wiggins

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