The Music Box

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Project by Jimboe posted 1010 days ago 2198 views 22 times favorited 39 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my best project to date …not only did i learn new things about box building but also made a good friend in the process (esp about glass ;) ) The case is made with birdseye maple .The skirt is made with amboyna burl and ebony feet.
The button was made with the cut off from the skirt . The keys (notes) made from ebony also. The music boards (sound board base) made with mahogany as is the inside casing . The glass slides open to get to the note …the slots are lined with felt to eliminate the glass from vibrating .

here is a video if ya want to listen to the note

Thanks for looking hope yall enjoy it .

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#1 posted 1010 days ago

Damn. It’s great. You mastered this piece.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#2 posted 1010 days ago

Wow! beautiful…!!!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#3 posted 1010 days ago

how did you make the notes?

-- Ben L

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#4 posted 1010 days ago

Wow! I can see a lot of thought went into this. Absolutely gorgeous!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#5 posted 1010 days ago

The Notes And Corners are Great!!

-- Nick, Virginia,

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#6 posted 1010 days ago

Best box I’ve seen on L J. You might get invited to make the keynote address at the annual box maker’s meeting! I’m embarrassed that I don’t recognize the tune?

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#7 posted 1010 days ago

Thanks dusty =)
Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto #3
The notes are keys with dowels at the end =)

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#8 posted 1010 days ago

Fantastic, truly beautiful, thankyou for sharing!

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#9 posted 1010 days ago

Outstanding… I like it all.

-- Paul , Calfornia

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#10 posted 1010 days ago

superb work of art, amazing woods and such outstanding attention to detail . A+++++

-- Custom furniture

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#11 posted 1010 days ago

What can I say that has not been expressed.
TNX for sharing.

-- Bruce. a mind is like a book it is only useful when open.

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#12 posted 1010 days ago

Home run. Just a beautiful piece Jimboe.
Everything about this works.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees.

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#13 posted 1010 days ago

Now that’s hitting the “HIGH NOTE”, beautifully executed…BC

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#14 posted 1010 days ago

Very beautiful…I bet whomever gets this will cherish it.

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#15 posted 1010 days ago

absolutely amazing work! You have created a great show piece there, it’s unique and very elegant.

-- Work consists of whatever a body is OBLIGED to do, and Play consists of whatever a body is not obliged to do. -Mark Twain

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