|Project by stefang||posted 02-29-2012 07:06 PM||1743 views||0 times favorited||11 comments|
After moving my 92 year old MIL to an old folks home with the possessions she wanted with her, she said to just take whatever we wanted that was left at her home. My wife and my BIL and his wife are at an age when we are more interested in getting rid of stuff than acquiring more, and our kids have what they want too. We were over at her house today to tie up some loose ends and my wife found this little music box I made for my MIL’s birthday 14 years ago. Boy, time really flies!
It’s always fun to see old work. Some times I’m surprised that it was better than I thought it was considering my skill level at the time. This one is kind of like that. Looking at it now there are several easy changes that would have made it a lot nicer. One thing is the legs. At the time I thought the bottom shape looked something like those large kettles from way back when, and so I made legs like the ones I had seen on some of them.
In retrospect I guess French provincial or curvy type leg might have looked better and If I had made the heart inlay on the top thicker, I could have given it a little domed shape on the lathe. The cheap fake stone in the handle could have been a nice genuine polished stone instead.
Anyway, it was fun to see this again and it still plays the music and it stops when the lid is put on.
-- Mike, an American living in Norway.