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72 note Movement, Music Box #1: Design Drawings Completed, For a Music Box

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Design Drawings Completed, For a Music Box

Finally finished with the design drawings for a 72 note movement, Music Box. It took me approximately 60 hours to come up with this design. Next is the working drawings, then it’s fun time, the woodworking part.

The top marquetry will be a good challenge for me, but I’m really looking forward to it. On the front of the box is a Lyre Harp. Carved out of solid ebony. The foot design is a segmented turning with Maple and 8 Ebony pin stripes. The box size is 8 1/2” tall x 8” deep x 16” long. “Happy Holidays Lumberjocks”.

-- Dennis Zongker



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tdv

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#1 posted 1329 days ago

Whoa Dennis I can’t wait to see this one come to life. How long do you estimate it’ll take?
Seasons Greetings
Trevor

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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rando1

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#2 posted 1329 days ago

Love the musical theme!
You Should have this cut out in no time. Cant wait to see the progress. Merry Christmas!

-- Randon Riegsecker, crosscutservices.com

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Bothus

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#3 posted 1329 days ago

Beautiful design Dennis.

Jerry

-- Jerry Boshear, Professional Kitchen Designer, amature woodworker.

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#4 posted 1329 days ago

I can’t wait to see it Dennis. I will be beautiful I bet!

Sheila

-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts Magazine, If you like reading my blog, come visit at Sheila Landry Designs http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com "Knowledge is Power"

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shipwright

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#5 posted 1329 days ago

I’ve seen boxes like this made in Sorrento in Italy. Marquetry is a very big part of the culture there as are music boxes. Sadly most of the ones that you see in the tourist shops play “The Sorrento Song” a lovely bit of music but somewhat spoiled by it’s use in the 50’s (or 60’s) pop song “Dream Boy”.
I know that you will do this with your own flair and patiently await it’s unveiling.
Thank you for letting us watch.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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lightweightladylefty

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#6 posted 1329 days ago

Wow, Dennis, this is superb! We can’t wait until we get to see your work on this. We’re certain it will be outstanding as is all of your design and craftsmanship.

Just a funny note (no pun intended): As we were scrolling down looking at the pictures, we noticed that you had seven lines on the music. Then we got to the next picture and saw that it was the outside lines of the scroll, and only five lines on the music staff! (So you do know music, too!)

L/W

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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Dark_Lightning

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#7 posted 1329 days ago

Pretty! An inspiration. I’ll be checking up on this one.

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Karson

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#8 posted 1329 days ago

Dennis: A great looking box. What an interesting project.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#9 posted 1329 days ago

Hi Dennis;

Looks like work to me! Very nice work, though.

Have fun.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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degoose

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#10 posted 1329 days ago

I am sure you will really enjoy yourself with this one… I will be following along at a distance..

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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ND2ELK

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#11 posted 1329 days ago

Can’t wait to see a master piece in the making.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#12 posted 1328 days ago

The design looks fantastic, but your completed project should be spectacular.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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savannah505

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#13 posted 1328 days ago

Cant wait to see you do something hard, but this will do for now. LOL looks like it’s going to be fabulous Dennis. Merry Christmas to all of you.

-- Dan Wiggins

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majeagle1

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#14 posted 1327 days ago

Beautiful design Dennis, can’t wait till the first curtain call!
It’s going to be a show stopper!

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks, http://majesticeagleww.etsy.com/, http://www.flickr.com/photos/majesticeagle/

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Grumpy

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#15 posted 1327 days ago

Very impressive design Dennis. I am looking forward to seeing the real thing.

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

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