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Project by ChrisBabayco posted 2011 days ago 1798 views 4 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My brother, sister-in-law and nieces have been living in Japan and just moved to Germany by way of the States and where here for Christmas so I decided to make the 2 older girls music boxes for Christmas and here is the result. One is bloodwood and curly maple and the other is lacewood and curly maple, both finished with boiled linseed oil.

The basic design came from a Fine Wood Working article and was adapted to include the music mechanism. If you are thinking of making one of these make sure that you figure out how you are going to incorporate the mechanism well in advance or it will give you a headache… not that I have personal experience with that…





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woodworm

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#1 posted 2011 days ago

Very beautiful boxes.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#2 posted 2011 days ago

they look great… i like how you did the keys

-- Paul , Calfornia

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#3 posted 2011 days ago

very nice…well done

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#4 posted 2011 days ago

Very nice, I wish we could hear them.

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#5 posted 2011 days ago

Hi Chris;

Beautiful job!

Very nicely executed.

Lee

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#6 posted 2010 days ago

Great Lookin Boxes

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#7 posted 1752 days ago

Very nice, I love the combination of maple and bloodwood. Good job

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