Combination Jewerly and music box

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Project by herbr posted 02-28-2008 04:38 PM 1767 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This project was made as a birthday gift for my wife. I used maple boards for the project and a music movement from The brass hinges and knobs were ordewred fom rockler. The plan was taken rom Woodworking Projects by the staff of workbench magazine. The finish was about 10 coats of tung oil.when the top drawer is opened the movement plays Laura`s Theme ( Somewhere My Love ) The drawers were lined with self stick blue velvet ordered from Rockler.

-- Spread love with our work

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#1 posted 02-28-2008 04:52 PM

Wow, I didn’t know you could get tung oil so glossy! Nice work on the finish. I bet your wife is very pleased!

-- Robb

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#2 posted 02-28-2008 05:44 PM

Hi Herb,

This is a very nice box. I am not sure I would have the patience to put on 10 coats of any finish. After about 3 coats I start to get bored with the process. But obviously this is worth the effort.

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#3 posted 02-28-2008 06:08 PM

how wonderful!!! I wouldn’t have guess that there would be music with this. How many times does she have tears in her eyes when it plays?? :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#4 posted 02-28-2008 06:15 PM

Great looking box. I’m sure your wife will be very happy with it.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#5 posted 02-28-2008 06:58 PM

Very nice, This is the type ofgift that people cherish for a lifetime

-- Hope Never fails

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#6 posted 02-28-2008 07:59 PM

Nice heirloom box – I can see your grandchildren using this box in years to come. The finish is really nice and should prove to be very durable.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#7 posted 02-28-2008 08:35 PM

Great job, Herb. I really like the way you hid the drawers behind doors.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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