Walnut music box

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Project by Jake Brain posted 11-11-2015 08:17 PM 1372 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a music box and a small jewelry box that I made to place in a gallery. The box is made from 5/4 Florida walnut and Spalting Grapefruit wood. The Walnut that was resaw and cut so that it could be assembled to crest a beautiful grain-wrap pattern at the corners. The joints of the jewelry boxes are mitered and accented with splines, The draws are made with interlocking box joints for strength. The box is finished with two coats of M. L. Campbell Satin Krystal which is post-catalyzed conversion varnish finishing system which is Water white and non-Yellowing. The box has a 18-Note Musical Movement that plays Greensleeves The last photo is the top of the Spalting Grapefruit wood

-- Jake Brain, Florida

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#1 posted 11-11-2015 08:20 PM

That is one heck of a nice piece of work. the Grapefruit wood is really displayed nicely. great Job!!!

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#2 posted 11-11-2015 08:48 PM

Jake, this is beautifully done. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#3 posted 11-11-2015 09:02 PM

Overall it is an awesome box- I really like the lid & how you have the spring activation for the music.

Thanks for sharing.

Bill in MI

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#4 posted 11-12-2015 12:34 AM

Very nice music box. I really appreciate seeing your thru the end piece switch lever. I have made probably 10 or 12 of these and have thought that might be hard to do. Yours sure gives me ideas to try. Thanks for showing your thoughtful work. Just an idea I use is to cover the movement box with some thin plex-i-glass.

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#5 posted 11-12-2015 12:39 AM

Great looking music box—I love that spalted grapefruit wood!

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#6 posted 11-12-2015 01:14 AM

Nice music box! I also love the spalted grapefruit wood. Good job!

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#7 posted 11-12-2015 02:13 AM

Very nice work. The spalted grapefruit is fantastic.

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#8 posted 11-12-2015 07:40 PM

That is beautiful!

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#9 posted 11-15-2015 01:41 PM

A super nice box with lotsa gr8 details. Nicely done

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