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A project for a friend who had major surgery. The design came from a Wood Magazine article Issue 192, the one with Norm on the front (boo hoo, good bye Norm..sniff) Anyway, the main box is Honduran Mahogany with walnut splines, handle, handle insert, and feet, and a Birdseye Maple top. Finish is mostly French Polish…my first attempt and after redo a couple of times came out quite well. the inside and bottom are just brushed on shellac. the music came from Klockit, and hinges from Rockler. Fun to make and came out great. Definitely my best piece to date. Thanks to all those who have french polish lessons/instructions on the web, I think I read them all and it helped a great deal. Now with practice the next time will be much easier.

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Very pretty! Great gift. I never have tried French Polish because of the amount of time it seems to take (from what I read). So it is good to learn that you were successful and are happy with the results.
 

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Very sleek and stylish music box wonderful wood and great design.
 

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Very nice! I havent made a music box yet, but want to give it try.
 

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Jim, I like the slanted sides with the different size splines. Great touch. Very nice project.
 

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Nicely made music box, a great gift.
 

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Very nice. BZ
 

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Fantastic job Jim, This music box is one great gift. Hope your friend heals up quick!
 

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'Very cool looking box, love the color,and splines.
 

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Great job on the box.
 

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Nice job. I have the hardware and music maker for one of these on the bench waiting for that free slot in the queue.
 

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I've always wanted to make a music box . Hopefully when I do , it will come out at least as nice as yours did : )
 
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