|Project by UncleStumpy||posted 09-24-2012 08:43 AM||1068 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
Looked hard to find music box mechanisms that have an on/off lever, so the music will start when the box is opened. Found relatively nice ones at Klockit.com – each plays one of 4 different tunes @ about $8.00 per unit.
Installing the mechanism was relatively easy, but connecting the lever to the dowel in the side of the box was pretty tricky. I found out later that Klockit sells dowels that are grooved especially for their mechanisms.
Made out of Cedar, which turns a very cool color when Poly is applied and Maple trim. Box for the mechanism has a top held on by magnets. Store bought small brass feet to raise the bottom high enough for the wind-up key. Red flocking. Divided tray which is red flocked also. 10 X 6 X 4.
-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"