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Project by boxman posted 03-24-2009 03:10 AM 1659 views 5 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

THIS IS A BOX WITH A MUSICAL WINDUP & SLIDING TRAY INSIDE. THE TOP , BOTTOM, FRONT & BACK IS FIGURED MAPLE 1/2” THICK & THE SIDES IS A WOOD CALLED WAMARA & COMES FROM SOUTH AMERICA, THE CORNERS WERE DONE WITH MY ROUTER & A SPECIAL FIXTURE TO MAKE THIS JOINT SOMETHING LIKE A DOVETAIL JOINT, THE INLAY ON THE LID IS MAHAGONY, THE FEET WERE MADE FROM WALNUT, THE LID SHOWS A LOT OF FIGURE & WAS A LITTLE TRICKY GETTING A SMOOTH FINISH BECAUSE OF THE GRAIN, THE ENCLOSURE FOR THE MUSICAL WINDUP WAS ENCLOSED USING MAPLE BURL, THE TRAY WAS MADE FROM SPALTED MAPLE SIDES & SAPELE BOTTOM & THE RUNNERS INSIDE THE BOX WERE MADE FROM BUBINGA, BRASS BUTT HINGES, BRASS CHAIN, & BRASS KNOB & A OVAL MIRROR, THE BOX MEASURES 12 1/2 ” X 6 1/8” X 6 3/4” high , I USED NATURAL DANISH OIL & WET SANDED BETWEEN COATS THEN A WIPE ON POLY ON THE INSIDE I USED SHELLAC., ON THE OPEN VIEW AT THE TOP LEFT HAND CORNER IS THE MAPLE BURL ENCLOSURE, THE PIC DOES NOT SHOW IT TO CLEARLY.

-- john, Moose Jaw, Sask, j.soika@shaw.ca





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Loucarb

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#1 posted 03-24-2009 03:19 AM

Nice job with matching the grain pattern. The figured maple is outstanding. Nicely done. Thanks for sharing

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trifern

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#2 posted 03-24-2009 04:09 AM

Gorgeous piece…

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

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oldwoodman

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#3 posted 03-24-2009 04:20 AM

That is not woodworking! It is ART!! And it is beautiful! Great job.

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CharlieM1958

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#4 posted 03-24-2009 05:08 AM

Really nice work!

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

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#5 posted 03-24-2009 05:09 AM

Excellent job!

-- Bio

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woodworm

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#6 posted 03-24-2009 05:12 AM

Absolutely beautiful music box from beautiful maple!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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savannah505

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#7 posted 03-24-2009 05:26 AM

Really nice work, looks great.

-- Dan Wiggins

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mtnwild

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#8 posted 03-24-2009 05:48 AM

That is so nice! Great job on that. Love the top design. Great all around. Very cool!

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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MrMark

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#9 posted 03-24-2009 07:09 AM

it’s a wold tour of wood! Fabulous execution.

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#10 posted 03-24-2009 07:29 AM

Really nice work. The wood pattern rolling around the front is especially nice.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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Dennis Zongker

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#11 posted 03-24-2009 02:50 PM

Great Job, Boxman!

-- Dennis Zongker

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Chris

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#12 posted 03-24-2009 04:39 PM

Oooh! Likey Likey! Nice job!

-- Chris

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stanley2

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#13 posted 03-24-2009 04:55 PM

That’s a beauty – nicely executed.

-- Phil in British Columbia

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ND2ELK

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#14 posted 03-24-2009 05:05 PM

Beautiful box! Love that figured maple. Very nicely done. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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jm82435

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#15 posted 03-24-2009 07:43 PM

Very pretty box. I love the character of the figure and spalting, and the interesting jointery. Are they Leigh Isoloc joints?

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

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