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Project by Critterman posted 10-18-2009 06:04 PM 1838 views 6 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A project for a friend who had major surgery. The design came from a Wood Magazine article Issue 192, the one with Norm on the front (boo hoo, good bye Norm..sniff) Anyway, the main box is Honduran Mahogany with walnut splines, handle, handle insert, and feet, and a Birdseye Maple top. Finish is mostly French Polish…my first attempt and after redo a couple of times came out quite well. the inside and bottom are just brushed on shellac. the music came from Klockit, and hinges from Rockler. Fun to make and came out great. Definitely my best piece to date. Thanks to all those who have french polish lessons/instructions on the web, I think I read them all and it helped a great deal. Now with practice the next time will be much easier.

-- Jim Hallada, Chesterfield, VA





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rowdy

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#1 posted 10-18-2009 06:13 PM

Very pretty! Great gift. I never have tried French Polish because of the amount of time it seems to take (from what I read). So it is good to learn that you were successful and are happy with the results.

-- Rowdy in Kechi, Kansas

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a1Jim

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#2 posted 10-18-2009 06:38 PM

Very sleek and stylish music box wonderful wood and great design.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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drfixit

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#3 posted 10-18-2009 06:41 PM

Very nice! I havent made a music box yet, but want to give it try.

-- I GIVE UP!!!! I've cut this @!&*!% board 3 times.... its still too short!

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huff

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#4 posted 10-18-2009 08:07 PM

Jim, I like the slanted sides with the different size splines. Great touch. Very nice project.

-- John @ http://www.thehuffordfurnituregroup.com

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woodworm

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#5 posted 10-18-2009 09:03 PM

Nicely made music box, a great gift.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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Dudley

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#6 posted 10-18-2009 09:52 PM

Very nice. BZ

-- Dudley Young USN Retired. Sebastian, Fl.

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Les Hastings

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#7 posted 10-18-2009 10:07 PM

Fantastic job Jim, This music box is one great gift. Hope your friend heals up quick!

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

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jockmike2

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#8 posted 10-19-2009 12:38 PM

‘Very cool looking box, love the color,and splines.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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RexMcKinnon

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#9 posted 10-19-2009 04:23 PM

Great job on the box.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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Wayne Precht

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#10 posted 11-18-2009 04:20 PM

Nice job. I have the hardware and music maker for one of these on the bench waiting for that free slot in the queue.

-- --- Wayne.

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woodchic

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#11 posted 02-07-2010 01:22 AM

Very nice.

AKA…..........Woodchic

-- Robin Renee'

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Dusty56

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#12 posted 12-31-2010 10:47 PM

I’ve always wanted to make a music box . Hopefully when I do , it will come out at least as nice as yours did : )

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

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RibsBrisket4me

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#13 posted 10-16-2011 05:09 AM

Just wonderfully executed!

-- http://www.PictureTrail.com/gid6255915

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