Purpleheart Music Box

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Project by OSU22 posted 01-27-2017 11:26 PM 853 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a purple heart and maple jewelry box that I made for my daughter. It plays “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” when you open the LH drawer. I cut the “bears ears” dovetails on my Leigh D4R jig. I bought the music movement from Music Box Attic.

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Kaleb the Swede

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#1 posted 01-28-2017 12:04 AM

Now that is a striking looking box! Great work

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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#2 posted 01-28-2017 12:06 AM

fantastic work amazing contrast on the bear claws

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Roger Gaborski

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#3 posted 01-28-2017 12:14 AM

Great work. I’m sure your daughter will love it and treasure the box for the rest of her life.

-- Roger Gaborski,

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#4 posted 01-28-2017 02:39 AM

Just a wonderful music box. I have never seen that type of joint for the dovetails – very interesting.

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#5 posted 01-28-2017 03:54 AM

I picked up that dovetail jig a couple years ago thinking it would be perfect for a kids box. You just proved it. Beautiful box.

-- Don in Indiana - "Failure does not stop me, it makes me try harder... because I'm crazy."

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#6 posted 01-28-2017 03:55 PM

beautiful box

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#7 posted 01-28-2017 04:11 PM

The figured wood in front really brings attention to the dovetails. Very lovely artwork.

-- Once the dust settles, breath and behold the beauty of the wood.

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#8 posted 01-28-2017 06:54 PM

This is a very nice box indeed.

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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