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I made the music boxes using Mesquite, Walnut, Elm and Rosewood.Music box movement comes from musicboxattic.com .
-- Earth first, we'll drill the rest of the planets later. Vern
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#1 posted 02-21-2011 05:30 AM
Nice choice of wood. and nice construction. Is that wood readily available where you live? In florida unless you go to a Specialty Store your choice is basicaly Pine… Some Oak(Which for some reason I dislike) maybe some Plane Mapel, Pine pine and more pine and most of the Pine is PT
The girls will love it.
Would you be interested in selling some Mesquite? and mailing it?
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#2 posted 02-21-2011 05:50 AM
Beautiful music boxes, the wood choice is great as is the construction. I am sure that your Grandaughters will treasure them forever!
Thanks for sharing
-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,
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#3 posted 02-21-2011 06:33 AM
Nice boxes. You will never run out of fun projects. Thanks to the grand daughters.
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#4 posted 02-21-2011 09:35 AM
Anything with mesquite is a-o.k. in my book! Very very nice!! :)
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#5 posted 02-21-2011 05:58 PM
Thanks for the comments, guys. The Mesquite was a chunk of firewood a friend brought back from Tex where they were clearing out a fence row the had grown up. The elm was from the grand daughters great, great Grandfathers homestead in eastern Colorado. The tree was a log lying on the ground that had been dead several years. Just cut them with my chainsaw until I could handle them on my table saw and band saw.
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#6 posted 02-24-2011 04:34 PM
Love the Mesquite. I know the girls will cherish these a lifetime. Well done Vern
-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.
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