|Project by Dave Rutan||posted 278 days ago||860 views||1 time favorited||7 comments|
We recently visited a museum pertaining to a collection of musical machines, anything from a hurdy gurdy to a nickelodeon. In the museum shop my daughter and mother in law bought small hurdy gurdies. The differ from music box movements in that you have to crank it to make it play. There’s no spring movement to wind. The last picture shows one in its native form.
So I was asked to build a box around my daughter’s and later one for my mother in law. My MIL’s plays ‘You are my Sunshine.’ Not much I could do with that, though I did the ornamentation myself with a wood burning pen and my daughter’s paints.
My daughter’s plays the Beatles’ Yellow Submarine. I was thinking that a submarine would be long, so I made a ‘secret’ drawer in hers. It’s held in magnetically. I used a decoupage technique to decorate hers with the submarine in question plus the four beatles’ simulacrums from the movie.
They were fun little projects. They’re made from 1/8 inch plywood from an old doll house and are held together with glue alone. I finished them with polyurethane.
(a note on the decoupage. Ink jet prints will run. I got a color photo copy made and cut our the individual parts from that.)
-- Beware the flying swarf!