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Project by Dennis Zongker posted 12-30-2013 04:52 PM 3535 views 18 times favorited 41 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This music box I made for my wife for Christmas. The music is a 72-note movement. The frame and bun feet are out of Quilted Bubinga and the top and base are out of solid black ebony. The glass has a 1/2-in bevel on the outside face of each piece.

The overall size is: 11-in. long x 6 1/2-in. deep x 5-in. tall. Thank you for looking!
Happy New Year

-- Dennis Zongker





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dclark1943

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#1 posted 12-30-2013 04:57 PM

Let me be the first to give a tip o’ the topper on one fine music box! Patti will treasure it a life time I’m sure. Good to see you back at work, and I trust your holiday was all you wanted. Stay out of the cold and keep up the great work.

-- Dave, Kansas City

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justanotherjoe

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#2 posted 12-30-2013 04:59 PM

Wow! Excellent project and interesting choice of material! I like the contrast!
Just out of curiosity where were you able to source the 72-note movement?

I really enjoy your projects, they are all very inspirational!

-- Joe, Olathe, KS

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CharlieM1958

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#3 posted 12-30-2013 05:01 PM

Beautiful, elegant music box, Dennis. And those big movements are quite pricey from what I’ve seen!

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

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#4 posted 12-30-2013 05:09 PM

Dennis,
Very nicely done. You’re inspiring me to try a music box. My compliments. Like the “little black dress” ebony goes with anything. The beveled glass adds just the right accent, where flat glass would have added little. Tasteful design and your usual master execution.
Roger

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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MyChipCarving

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#5 posted 12-30-2013 05:10 PM

Very elegant, Dennis! Just what I’d expect from you.
How did you attach the sides to the base?

-- Marty, https://www.MyChipCarving.com, 866-444-6996

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HillbillyShooter

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#6 posted 12-30-2013 05:18 PM

Beautiful and elegant! Happy New Year to you and Patti.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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helluvawreck

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#7 posted 12-30-2013 05:26 PM

This is extraordinarily beautiful, Dennis. You are such a talented craftsman. Your one of the best that I know of.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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Patti Zongker

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#8 posted 12-30-2013 05:40 PM

Thank you Dennis for this amazing music box. It is so very beautiful a gift like this is priceless and will be treasured close to my heart forever. I am a very lucky girl :) <3

-- Follow your passion, and success will follow you.

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shipwright

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#9 posted 12-30-2013 06:01 PM

You certainly are a lucky girl, Patti.
This is another beautiful piece Dennis, elegant and perfect in its simplicity.
All the beveled glass makes it appear as a well cut gem in a finely crafted mount.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese! http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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#10 posted 12-30-2013 06:04 PM

Awesome!

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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Karson

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#11 posted 12-30-2013 06:45 PM

Patti Congratulations. And Dennis a great and wonderful piece.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#12 posted 12-30-2013 07:05 PM

Amazing

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Kerux2

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#13 posted 12-30-2013 08:12 PM

Sweet!

-- Hey I'm Dyslexic! I don't have all day to check and re-check forum post.

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#14 posted 12-30-2013 08:27 PM

Just the sight of it produces music! Outstanding!

-- Rich, Seattle, WA

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#15 posted 12-30-2013 08:28 PM

That is a very beautiful music box! I really like the glass panels so that you can see the movement in action.

I, too, am curious where you got the movement!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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