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Project by PASs posted 721 days ago 903 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Trying to get rid of some old scrap lumber and dug out this music box bottom a friend gave me.
Since it was in pine I took a piece of 4×4 and made a speaker cone.
It doesn’t change the sound very much, but it looks better than just a naked-top music box.

But yesterday I picked up a couple of pine logs about 18 inches in diameter so I’m going to try turning a bigger cone.

Finish is 2 pound shellac polished on the Beall system.

-- Pete, "It isn't broken, you just aren't using it right."





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lumberjoe

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#1 posted 721 days ago

Pine always looks cool when turned in my opinion. I was actually just looking at the Beall system. Is it it really much better than simply using some friction polish?

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#2 posted 721 days ago

Nice pattern on the grain !

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Roger

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#3 posted 721 days ago

That’s a nice hunk o old Pine there. Nicely turned music box. I really like the pipe that u clamped onto the tool rest. Super idea. That looks like a decent older lathe also.

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nonickswood

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#4 posted 721 days ago

Nice Pete,
They matched up very well!
Looks like you and i have the same Lathe.

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clieb91

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#5 posted 721 days ago

Neat idea. I just picked up a few scrap music boxes at a flea market. Was trying to come up with ideas for them.
I also have the same lathe. Seems to be popular in Virginia.

CtL

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PASs

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#6 posted 721 days ago

Folks, thanks for the kind words.
I think every tree God makes can be beautiful somehow.
Especially nice to here some of you have the same old Craftsman lathe.
But speaking of it, or rather them (I have two of them) I’m getting ready to sell them both.
I just set up a Powermatic 3520b with 18 inch extension a couple of days ago (and have a 50” extension to add on later)...and have to sell the old lathes to make room.
So if you guys need a spare give a shout out.
I even have some pipe that lets you mount them end to end for an 8 foot bed!!

-- Pete, "It isn't broken, you just aren't using it right."

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PASs

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#7 posted 721 days ago

Lumberjoe, forgot to answer your question about the Beall system.
I haven’t used friction polish, but did get a sanding system that went up to 12 or 18,000 grit.
The Bealle beats that in just a two step process (3rd step is the wax, so I didn’t count that.)
I have an old motor mounted off the corner of my router crafter table that I can spin the pads up on.
I always put a coat of 2 pound shellac on most of my work, thin enough to soak in, then I wipe as much off as I can before it dries.
Then I make sure it is polished off with the 1st stage polish, so in effect i’m polishing the surface of the wood.
I think the only downside is the reddish color of the 1st stage polish.
One of the things I like about the Beall systems is it will even put a shine on a surface that isn’t smooth…sometimes I intentionally leave some tooling marks on a piece or a natural edge.

-- Pete, "It isn't broken, you just aren't using it right."

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