Music Box

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Project by Chris Cook posted 12-26-2016 11:57 PM 2009 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

(see my blog for the progression )

So, in 2014 I started the works for another box with no real idea of what I was after. I used Martin’s (BritBoxMaker) technique

(see it here)

as I like to do.

It’s a fantastic technique as Martin demonstrates in his work.

Combining Padauk with Cherry, I built the base board work for the mitre cuts:
A longgggg time ago (~15 years ago) I purchased a music box mechanism to make a music box for my wife. It plays “It’s a small world” as we’ve been to Disney World a bazillion times and her favorite is the Small World” ride. Obviously, I never made the music box, just didn’t have the right feel for what to do with it.

So, now the kids are grown and married, we’ve decided to take a trip to Disney World next spring, just the two of us. How do you go to Disney World and save 50%? Don’t take the kids! It struck me that it would be a great Christmas present to use the music mechanism in this box that’s been sitting a while.

-- Chris, "all we are is sawdust in the dust collector""

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#1 posted 12-27-2016 12:25 AM

I think it’s gr8 Chris

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#2 posted 12-27-2016 06:41 AM

Congratulations on a beautiful memento that will bring you joy.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be.

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#3 posted 12-27-2016 07:30 PM

Nice momento and detailed blog.
Did I miss what song the music box played?

-- "Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored." -- Aldous Huxley

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#4 posted 12-28-2016 03:44 PM

I really like the wooden hinges.

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#5 posted 12-31-2016 03:37 AM

Chris, some projects take a while, and 15 years qualifies as a while; however, it appears it was worth the wait. I like the concept and the Mickey head. I hope you both enjoy the trip to Disney World. We too enjoyed taking our kids, but we also enjoyed a trip we made as adults. Have fun. I like the design concept and your choice of woods. A special thumbs up for adding wooden hinges. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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