Little Music Box

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Project by doubleDD posted 12-19-2018 04:48 PM 1453 views 2 times favorited 36 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We found this music movement mixed in our Christmas decorations this year and had no idea where it came from. Rather than throw it away I decided to make a music box. It plays We wish you a merry Christmas. I think it will be a nice gift for my niece. Originally there was no handle so I decided to turn one to match. About 3’’ round and 3’’ tall. Made from Maple burl and walnut. Finished with danish oil.
I was surprised how much better it sounds with the lid on, almost as if it’s amplified. I must of done something right.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#1 posted 12-19-2018 04:50 PM

Nice save Dave. You did a great job.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#2 posted 12-19-2018 05:01 PM

Beautiful Dave! Merry Christmas.

-- 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 12-19-2018 05:19 PM

I really like how the burl pops and contrasts with the walnut. Congrats on a job well done.

-- socrbent Ohio

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#4 posted 12-19-2018 05:35 PM

thats a cool reuse buddy,nice job.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#5 posted 12-19-2018 06:00 PM

Looking good, Dave. Nice work saving the movement.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#6 posted 12-19-2018 06:24 PM

Intetesting stuff… Nice wood colour combined with black

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#7 posted 12-19-2018 06:28 PM

Great job buddy

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#8 posted 12-19-2018 07:07 PM

Great idea to make the movement a new home, and a really nice looking home at that.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#9 posted 12-19-2018 07:08 PM

It’s great that you were able to save the movement and install it into such a lovely box

-- Adjustable Height Workbench Plans

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#10 posted 12-19-2018 08:01 PM

Thanks Lee.

Merry Christmas back to you Jerry.

Thanks Socrbent, the scrap burl was well worth using.

Thanks Pottz. I just couldn’t throw it away.

Thanks Dave.

Thanks Ivan.

Thanks hoss.

Earl, it was one of the easier projects. It went together quickly.

Thanks Charlie. She will be surprised.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#11 posted 12-19-2018 09:13 PM

Nice save Dave, beautiful looking box, great work. Merry Christmas to you and family.

-- RIP Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#12 posted 12-19-2018 09:19 PM



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#13 posted 12-19-2018 11:25 PM

Love it, sure your niece will too! Great save and great idea.

-- Kim - imperfection is the pursuit of perfection

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#14 posted 12-19-2018 11:27 PM

Dave, great colour match & artwork & design buddy.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#15 posted 12-19-2018 11:47 PM

Let’s see here; rescued music box, + rescued wood, + looks fantastic, + Sounds better== WOW + WOW!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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