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Project by david38 posted 01-12-2017 08:16 PM 1031 views 4 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

made for a friend to give to her granddaughter.Walnut and wormy maple small project 5 by 10’’. I think the hinges are to big and were expense from rockler.

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#1 posted 01-12-2017 08:19 PM

This is a really beautiful box. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#2 posted 01-12-2017 09:19 PM

The wood is beautiful, good instincts!

I’ve grown fond of the solid brass hinges from Rockler

Cheap enough and come with screws that are either solid brass or very well done plated steel.

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#3 posted 01-12-2017 09:57 PM

Wow! love the wood grain on this box! Nice work!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#4 posted 01-12-2017 09:58 PM

Super box. That’s a beautiful piece of walnut. The wormy maple makes a great combo.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#5 posted 01-12-2017 09:59 PM

David, wow, what a stunning piece of walnut. Nice job on the finish. The splines are a nice touch. Finger lift works, but could be larger. Neat installation of the movement. What music does it play?

I have good luck making my box sides 5/8 of an inch and cutting down 1 1/16 inch piano hinges for boxes. It makes hinges for a box cost about $4 and your time. If you are interested, here is how to do that. This is how to make a box and cutting a mortise like I am talking about. It will look like this.

I really like your work. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#6 posted 01-12-2017 11:12 PM

A great looking music box—I love the figure in the lid!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#7 posted 01-13-2017 02:50 AM

very nice love the Walnut.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#8 posted 01-13-2017 03:08 AM

Box woods are great choice. I’d agree about the hinges as they take my eye away from the box

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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