Music Boxes

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Project by ChrisBabayco posted 01-23-2009 07:43 PM 2334 views 4 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My brother, sister-in-law and nieces have been living in Japan and just moved to Germany by way of the States and where here for Christmas so I decided to make the 2 older girls music boxes for Christmas and here is the result. One is bloodwood and curly maple and the other is lacewood and curly maple, both finished with boiled linseed oil.

The basic design came from a Fine Wood Working article and was adapted to include the music mechanism. If you are thinking of making one of these make sure that you figure out how you are going to incorporate the mechanism well in advance or it will give you a headache… not that I have personal experience with that…

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#1 posted 01-23-2009 07:51 PM

Very beautiful boxes.

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#2 posted 01-23-2009 08:03 PM

they look great… i like how you did the keys

-- Paul , Calfornia

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#3 posted 01-23-2009 09:52 PM

very nice…well done

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#4 posted 01-24-2009 01:40 AM

Very nice, I wish we could hear them.

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

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#5 posted 01-24-2009 01:47 AM

Hi Chris;

Beautiful job!

Very nicely executed.


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#6 posted 01-24-2009 05:41 AM

Great Lookin Boxes

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#7 posted 10-09-2009 01:48 PM

Very nice, I love the combination of maple and bloodwood. Good job

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