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Forum topic by NoWhiskeyWoodworking posted 10-12-2021 10:36 PM 338 views 0 times favorited 15 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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NoWhiskeyWoodworking

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10-12-2021 10:36 PM

Hey Lumber Jocks,

I’m going to take a straight up or down vote on this. I’m making a music box out of a hunk of burl. The box is coming along nicely, but then I got this idea for the sides.

I can still sand this off… so, keep the paintings on the sides or sand them off?

This will be a music box that plays “Moon River”

-- Van "If you're looking for perfection, don't look here."


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#1 posted 10-12-2021 10:49 PM

I think the style of the paintings goes well with the box 8^)

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#2 posted 10-12-2021 10:54 PM

I like it! I vote yes

-- Jerry H - Holland Michigan

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#3 posted 10-12-2021 11:00 PM

yeah kind of adds to the “whimsy” of the box.

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#4 posted 10-13-2021 01:33 AM

Are you an established artist, have you been trained in art, or are you just feeling it ?

I think you are just feeling it…That makes you a primitive artist, no real training..

I think of your boxes as primitive, so anything you do to create your vision is correct, as long as that’s the way you see it….

Create your visions and there you go…that’s you, your vision, and I’d say, “Art”...

I like it !, but it’s up to you…

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#5 posted 10-13-2021 01:53 AM

I like it.

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#6 posted 10-13-2021 02:04 AM

Although I was close to sanding the paintings off even five minutes after I originally posted this, I’m glad I didn’t. I’ve done some tinkering with the paintings… I think they are a little better.

But, the long and the short of it is… I’m keeping the paintings. Thanks for helping me make the decision.

-- Van "If you're looking for perfection, don't look here."

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#7 posted 10-13-2021 04:38 AM

I like the match to the music. I vote keep them on.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#8 posted 10-13-2021 08:09 AM

Actually, it looks amazing!

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NoWhiskeyWoodworking

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#9 posted 10-13-2021 10:53 AM

Thanks for the votes everyone… and the votes of confidence! I agree that the paintings add to whimsy, look pretty okay for the style, and they will be on the sides, so they won’t always be in one’s face.

The paintings are good for the sides because there’s not much burl patterning there, and then there’s always the ugly pith staring at one.

So… I did some tweaks. Here’s close to the final.

I decided to add some of those wispy night clouds.

-- Van "If you're looking for perfection, don't look here."

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NoWhiskeyWoodworking

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#10 posted 10-13-2021 02:02 PM

Thanks, Jordan! Welcome to Lumber Jocks!


Actually, it looks amazing!

- JordanKillian


-- Van "If you're looking for perfection, don't look here."

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#11 posted 10-13-2021 09:32 PM

Great project…lots of thought went into that…good design…you’re right, that painting helps hide the bland ends…good solution…

I think most our projects usually come down to problem solving…kind of the best part when you come up with a good solution…cool man…

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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NoWhiskeyWoodworking

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#12 posted 10-13-2021 09:57 PM

Thanks, Jack! Great to have you as a friend on here. The musical component arrived today, and I installed it. It plays beautifully. Other little ideas are coming together, too. I’m really curious if the paintings will look even better under some semi-gloss (water-based) polyurethane.

I’m excited to have the final project in hand and post it… but I have one other bit of hardware arriving Saturday.

Great project…lots of thought went into that…good design…you re right, that painting helps hide the bland ends…good solution… I think most our projects usually come down to problem solving…kind of the best part when you come up with a good solution…cool man…

- mtnwild


-- Van "If you're looking for perfection, don't look here."

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#13 posted 10-14-2021 02:11 AM

I think it’s a go. Stay with it.

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#14 posted 10-14-2021 10:23 AM

Keep the painting it looks good after you added the clouds aswell.

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#15 posted 10-14-2021 11:24 AM

Thanks! I swiped that semi-gloss poly over the paintings and they look even… well, more whimsical!


Keep the painting it looks good after you added the clouds aswell.

- Mattew123


-- Van "If you're looking for perfection, don't look here."

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