Cherry piano music box

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Project by DKane posted 10-15-2015 03:26 AM 1316 views 4 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a cherry piano that I made for the wife’s birthday. Plan was from an old copy of scrollsaw and woodworking magazine. First time really using cherry. Other than the mild scorching on the scrollsaw, it is really nice to work with. Also my first time using shellac. Many thanks to Jeremy Pringle for his advice on how to prepare and apply it. I used a 2lb cut and used garnet flakes. It plays Pachbels Canon in D, which the wife walked down the aisle to at our wedding. She cried then, and when I gave her the piano too. Probably happy tears.

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#1 posted 10-15-2015 06:16 AM

That is pretty cool. I like it. I have always liked the look of shellac as a finish on cherry.

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#2 posted 10-15-2015 06:43 AM

Beautiful box. Details are very precise.

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#3 posted 10-15-2015 12:21 PM

Great piano box and a very cool story.

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#4 posted 10-15-2015 12:38 PM

Very nice!

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#5 posted 10-15-2015 01:30 PM

This is very creative and nicely done.

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#6 posted 10-15-2015 01:38 PM

Very nicely done especially the detail on the keys on the keyboard.

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#7 posted 10-15-2015 03:26 PM

Absolutely beautiful

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#8 posted 11-06-2015 04:22 PM

Love it. What a beautiful gift

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