Music Box Andys Art box Style

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Project by Jimboe posted 1099 days ago 3180 views 22 times favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another try at Andys art box , Its a test box for a music box that I will be building . Learned alot about music boxes while making it . The box is made with pine stained with dye on the case . The skirt and inner box is stained with dark walnut oil base . The keys and dowel hole are done in dark walnut .The sides were cut from a 2×4 that was split in half and miter so the grain would run around the box . The top was also split and book matched I glued it to the carcass top at a slight angle .The skirts bottom is a little higher in the front than in the back so that the music escapes more towards the front of the box.
Here it is in video if you want to hear it play

Thanks for looking


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#1 posted 1099 days ago

Now that’s a headturner! I think you’ve got the idea-wonderful work!

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#2 posted 1099 days ago

WOW!!! That look pretty amazing, especially the green dye.

-- Chief Petty Officer USN(RET) 1991-2011

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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 1099 days ago

That is a very striking box. Very nice design and finish. I like the keys and dowels. The look like musical notes sideways!! I’m going to save this one in my favorites. I think justagirl made similar box with the sander carving but not with the musical movement and keys.

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 1099 days ago

That is awesome! It turned out great. I like the cheap pine w/ knot and the green dye. The dowel/splined corners look like quarter or eighth notes. Nice job…I’m digging that dye.

-- some day I hope to have enough clamps to need a clamp cart!

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#5 posted 1099 days ago

Wow… I think this is one incredible music box. Test box? Can’t wait to see the real thing!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#6 posted 1099 days ago

Great Lookin Music Box

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#7 posted 1099 days ago

Jim, the continuation of the grain around corners is brilliant. I’ll have to try that. It is outstanding!

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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#8 posted 1099 days ago

Dang this is a real stunner… I like it all and it plays music .

-- Paul , Calfornia

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#9 posted 1099 days ago

nice..wish the south swells would roll in here…

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#10 posted 1098 days ago

Wow great work on this. Really like the color, for some reason it works…. Keep up the good work!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Jeffrey Alexander

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#11 posted 1098 days ago

Very Unique, the dye application is terrific…

-- "--Build Beauty to leave to those who appreciated it , not to ungrateful kids..."

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#12 posted 1098 days ago

very nicely done! What finish did you use?

-- A bad craftsmen blames his cheap #$%ing tools

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#13 posted 1098 days ago

Man this is absolutely gorgeous. The dye makes it even more special. Love the knot and the inlay. Congrats and thanks for sharing.

-- Paul, Plantagenet, Ontario

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#14 posted 1098 days ago

Very nice work! Love the color choices.

-- Just A Girl

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#15 posted 1098 days ago

thanks everyone for the nice comments…joe i used wipe on poly …still thinking of adding more LOL

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