Music Box

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Project by Danette Smith posted 12-21-2008 09:36 AM 1543 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi Everyone…I’ve started making music boxes and then I wood burn the sides or top according to the tune used. This one is made of basswood and stained. I burned the rocking horse on top and the tune is Rock-A-Bye-Baby. Comments always welcomed. Hugs…Danette

-- Dangee's Pyrography by Artist Danette Smith -

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#1 posted 12-21-2008 01:03 PM

Nice work Danette!

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#2 posted 12-21-2008 04:28 PM

Nice idea, Danette. I love the burning.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 12-21-2008 04:58 PM

Well done and great burn! Does the music box come in a kit or something and you make the box for it?

-- christopheralan

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Danette Smith

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#4 posted 12-21-2008 05:43 PM

Thanks everyone! My husband is making my boxes…like the one that the sleeping baby was burned on. The box with the rocking horse was bought at a craft store…I carefully check them out for quality. The music movements I buy over the internet…they are 18 note movements and play up to 3 minutes. They come enclosed in a white plastic case…all you need to do is drill the holes on the bottom of the box to screw the music piece in. You can remove the cover if you want to see the movement and cover it over with an acrylic pane. My husband lines my boxes in felt and builds a wood cover to fit over the movement piece and covers that with felt giving it a multi level look. Hugs…Danette

-- Dangee's Pyrography by Artist Danette Smith -

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#5 posted 12-21-2008 06:57 PM

Nice way to finish those craft store boxes Danette.Looks good.

-- Dustygirl..Hastings,Ontario.. How much wood can 1 gal chuck if 1 gal can't cut wood?

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#6 posted 12-22-2008 12:10 AM

Danette, Very nice box, and I like the way you match the picture to the tune.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#7 posted 07-18-2009 07:25 AM

You do really beautiful work. I’ve always wanted to learn the patience for wood burning.


-- John

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#8 posted 07-18-2009 07:28 AM

Very nice jewery box

-- Custom furniture

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#9 posted 07-18-2009 07:34 AM

Wow you’re good have you ever thought of wood carving ?Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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Danette Smith

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#10 posted 07-24-2009 06:00 AM

Thank you John, Scotsman, and a1Jim for all your kind comments. It does take patience, but I love doing it.

-- Dangee's Pyrography by Artist Danette Smith -

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