Swan Music Box

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Project by Copperjock posted 02-08-2009 09:05 AM 7698 views 3 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is from the book, “Custom Wooden Boxes for the Scroll Saw” by Diana Thompson. 3D scrolling for the swan. The box is so thick, to accommodate the music box movement, I decided I wouldn’t bother with scrolling it, and applied bandsaw-box concepts to cut that portion.

This was made for my granddaughter, who has patiently waited many months since she picked it out from the book (or you could say catalog, as it’s treated around here…).

Here is a video of it in action. I used a cell phone, so quality is so-so.

-- All the test cuts in the world won't stop you from cutting the outside when you meant to cut the inside. doh!

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#1 posted 02-08-2009 09:54 AM


that is great, well done

Tony Ward

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#2 posted 02-28-2009 06:22 PM

Hey nice job. I like the video feature. Your video has made me want to make one as well. Where do you find music box chimes for the project?

-- Greg, CT

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#3 posted 03-01-2009 06:34 PM

Thanks for the comments, fellas. I took a chance on the ‘net. This guy has a descent selection, but they are all 18-note. (Not that I can afford a 72-note…) Indiana Sampler

I ordered two separate items from them, the musical movement, and a turntable, which is what the top sits on. I also had to cut the box twice because the movement was bigger than I expected. (Yeah, started the box before I had the hardware. doh!)

-- All the test cuts in the world won't stop you from cutting the outside when you meant to cut the inside. doh!

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#4 posted 03-01-2009 07:00 PM

Nice looking box.Good job.

-- Dustygirl..Hastings,Ontario.. How much wood can 1 gal chuck if 1 gal can't cut wood?

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