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Project by fivecodys posted 12-31-2014 11:47 PM 931 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a Jewelry Box that I built for my Granddaughter last Christmas. (2013)
Hallie is 6 years old and has Peters Anomaly.
She had Cornea transplants in both eyes before she was 6 moths old.
She suffers with Glaucoma in both eyes.
She has had several surgeries to attach artificial vents to her eyes to help reduce her pressures.
Needles to say when she asked me to build her something I was committed to make something that was both uniquely shaped, textured, and it needed to play music.
This is what I came up with.
Obviously is in the shape of an “H” for Hallie.
It’s made of Maple and Walnut.
It’s kind of a hybrid band saw box.
The musical movement plays “Beauty and the Beast”.
Her mother says she opens the lid all the time to hear and watch the little movement do it’s thing.

Although the craftsmanship could have been better, it came out OK and she loves it!

Thanks for looking,

-- Chem, Central California





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Hawaiilad

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#1 posted 01-01-2015 03:15 AM

Oh I like that allot. What a great take on band saw boxes and a perfect gift for your granddaughter. Can you please share where you bought the music box?

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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fivecodys

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#2 posted 01-01-2015 03:23 AM


Oh I like that allot. What a great take on band saw boxes and a perfect gift for your granddaughter. Can you please share where you bought the music box?

- Hawaiilad

The movement came from a company here in California called The Music Box Attic.
www.musicboxattic.com
Very nice people.

Bill

-- Chem, Central California

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Hawaiilad

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#3 posted 01-01-2015 03:28 AM

Thanks. If you don’t mind, I would like to add the idea to my line of BS boxes. I checked them out and had no idea they are a bit pricey

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#4 posted 01-02-2015 12:50 PM

Perfect box,so interesting design. Those various wood colour contrasts are great. You just need to put some video so we can hear the music.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#5 posted 05-26-2015 04:48 PM

Beautiful!

-- Doing what I love and loving what I do.

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#6 posted 05-26-2015 06:54 PM

This is very nice. As you go along I hope that your granddaughter will find the right combination of care that will heal her eye problems. I’m sure that she must have loved this.

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

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#7 posted 05-29-2015 02:39 AM

Thank you Jami & Charles for the kind comments.

-- Chem, Central California

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