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Project by dbilek posted 2064 days ago 1379 views 7 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The box is made from maple, purple heart and ebony and it contains a Reuge 18 note movement. I used a wood burning pen to make the pattern on the lid. The bottoms of the box and tray are lined with black velvet. For a finish, I applied 3 coats of urethane and a coat of wax. This was a gift for my girlfriend…she liked it!

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#1 posted 2064 days ago

Great gift – no wonder she liked it. The wood burning is very finely done.

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#2 posted 2064 days ago

Absolutely excellent. Great design and very well done.
Thanks for sharing with us.

-- Not my woodworking

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#3 posted 2064 days ago

Beautiful box, I like the way the purpleheart contrasts with the maple. How did you get the curved shape on the sides? What are the dimensions?


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#4 posted 2064 days ago

Awesome job!

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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#5 posted 2064 days ago

Beautiful box!

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

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#6 posted 2064 days ago

Very nice. The contrast with the purpleheart and the maple is stunning!

-- You're Born, You Die... The rest is up to you! NO FEAR

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#7 posted 2064 days ago

Very elegant music box. Thanks for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#8 posted 2064 days ago

WOW! Your first real wood project! Thats incredible, I can’t wait to see your second project. You did a great job on this one. Thanks for posting.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#9 posted 2064 days ago

Thanks for the nice comments!
Kaytrim – I made the concave curves on the side of the box and the side of the base by running it over the table saw blade at an angle repeatedly. The convex curve on the side of the box was done with a router bit. I don’t remember the exact dimensions, but it’s a about 8 inches wide X 5 deep X 4 or 5 high.

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#10 posted 2064 days ago

beautifully done! How could your girlfriend help but love it. I really like the choice of woods and contrasts they create.

Thanks for posting it.

-- Martin, Kansas

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#11 posted 2064 days ago

Very nice.

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#12 posted 2063 days ago

Absolutely beautiful!

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#13 posted 2063 days ago

Wow..that is a beautiful box. I really like the material choices and the table saw coved sides are awesome! Nice work


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#14 posted 2062 days ago

Great job on the box and the woodburning looks like a lot of time was involved. I guess you didn’t start this on the first of Dec.

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

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#15 posted 2061 days ago

First project !!?? That is absolutely beautiful !

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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