4th Anniversery Music Box

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Project by marcb posted 03-11-2009 11:49 PM 1758 views 3 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This kind of counts as a bandsawn box. The body is Brazilian Cherry and was glued up from 1 long board. After the initial jointing and gluing the hing locations where marked which set the size of the sides. After marking the thickness I went to the bandsaw and cut 1/2 inch off the bottom and top then cut out the inside “hole”.

I did everything but the cutout of the body, the jointing the original board of Brazilian Cherry and the holes for the hinge screws by hand.

Mostly using a chisel (3/4” and 1/4”), some 60 1/2 block planing and a bunch of scraping and sandpapering. The Brazilian cherry is as hard as a rock. Does not respond well to less than shaving sharp edges.

The rounded edges where rasped, filed and sanded to an approximately 1/2” radius.

Shellac finish done as a French Polish using a spit coat and pumice to fill the pores. I don’t use any oil when french polishing smaller items which cuts down on the time between sessions.

This was supposed to be done at the end of January, oops.

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#1 posted 03-12-2009 04:19 AM

Very nice music box!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#2 posted 03-12-2009 03:10 PM

Nice job, is the top cherry also? If so how did you get the color difference?

-- Bryan, Cleveland OH

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#3 posted 03-12-2009 05:10 PM

The top and feet are maple. I was given a couple pieces with a nice curl on it from fellow LJ Tearen.

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