|Project by JayG46||posted 09-27-2014 10:53 AM||1901 views||3 times favorited||7 comments|
One of my good friends and his wife recently had a baby and my girlfriend and I were thinking about what to get them. In the past, she had bought snow globes or music boxes for friend’s kids, but this time I realized that if I bought the hardware for the music box, I could make one myself.
I’ve also been making some box-style Edison lamps similar to the ones that The Box Whisperer posted recently so I decided to put two and two together. The light from the vintage style bulbs are very soft and since its mounted on a dimmer, it could function almost like a night light.
The woods used are purpleheart (obviously) and carreto. The latter is a beautiful, fine-grained wood that is similar to boxwood in terms of hardness and working properties. There was a knot roughly where I drilled out for the light socket, so the grain sort of bulges out around that.
I got the music box movement from Klockit and it plays Brahm’s lullaby. Since I didn’t want the small brass handle to show next to the brushed nickel dimmer knob, I made a knob out of some extra purpleheart. Concerned that the movement might not be loud enough. I drilled a small sound hole which did the trick.
Thanks for checking it out!
-- Jay Gargiulo, Naples, FL www.swallowtailwoodcraft.com "Once you understand the way broadly, you can see it in all things."- Miyamoto Musashi