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Project by Hewy posted 1138 days ago 1248 views 9 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this for my wife for Valentine’s Day. The material is Padauk with a strip of
maple laminated in the top. It has a hidden music movement that starts when
the lid is opened. I used black felt to line the inside with. The plans came from Woodcraft.
This was a fun project to build and was my first attempt with an exotic wood like Padauk.





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RogerBean

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#1 posted 1138 days ago

Very lovely little box. Strikingly attractive, yet simple design and elegant execution. Really nice work.
Roger

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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Bob Cook

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#2 posted 1138 days ago

Wow! very nice workmanship. Great job.

-- Bob Cook

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bigike

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#3 posted 1138 days ago

great work I like how the music movement is hiden.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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Dusty56

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#4 posted 1138 days ago

Wonderful music box : )
Which tune did you choose ?
What finish did you apply ?

-- When you arrive at my front door, please knock softly but firmly. I like soft , firm, knockers : )

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Hewy

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#5 posted 1138 days ago

Dusty56
I used a musical movement from Rockler, the tune is greesleves.
The finish is several coats of wipe-on poly I used no stain. The
Paduauk wood will darken a little with age.

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blackcherry

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#6 posted 1138 days ago

This one is just a GEM…nice choice of woods…BC

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lightweightladylefty

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#7 posted 1138 days ago

Hewy,

Very lovely music box! Thanks for posting.

L/W

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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Dusty56

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#8 posted 1138 days ago

Greensleeves is a great melody : )
I thought that your box was Bloodwood at first , but I also had used an oil based finish on Padauk before and it got really dark like yours is. Did you get any color “bleed” onto the Maple from the Padauk like I did ?

-- When you arrive at my front door, please knock softly but firmly. I like soft , firm, knockers : )

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shopmania

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#9 posted 1137 days ago

Looks beautiful!

-- Tim, Myrtle Beach, DrTim@ONeillChiro.com- Just one more tool, that's all I need! :)

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