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Project by Dennis Zongker posted 213 days ago 1663 views 17 times favorited 41 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This music box I made for my wife for Christmas. The music is a 72-note movement. The frame and bun feet are out of Quilted Bubinga and the top and base are out of solid black ebony. The glass has a 1/2-in bevel on the outside face of each piece.

The overall size is: 11-in. long x 6 1/2-in. deep x 5-in. tall. Thank you for looking!
Happy New Year

-- Dennis Zongker





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dclark1943

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#1 posted 213 days ago

Let me be the first to give a tip o’ the topper on one fine music box! Patti will treasure it a life time I’m sure. Good to see you back at work, and I trust your holiday was all you wanted. Stay out of the cold and keep up the great work.

-- Dave, Kansas City

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justanotherjoe

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#2 posted 213 days ago

Wow! Excellent project and interesting choice of material! I like the contrast!
Just out of curiosity where were you able to source the 72-note movement?

I really enjoy your projects, they are all very inspirational!

-- Joe, Olathe, KS

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CharlieM1958

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#3 posted 213 days ago

Beautiful, elegant music box, Dennis. And those big movements are quite pricey from what I’ve seen!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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RogerBean

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#4 posted 213 days ago

Dennis,
Very nicely done. You’re inspiring me to try a music box. My compliments. Like the “little black dress” ebony goes with anything. The beveled glass adds just the right accent, where flat glass would have added little. Tasteful design and your usual master execution.
Roger

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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MyChipCarving

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#5 posted 213 days ago

Very elegant, Dennis! Just what I’d expect from you.
How did you attach the sides to the base?

-- Marty, https://www.MyChipCarving.com, 866-444-6996

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HillbillyShooter

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#6 posted 213 days ago

Beautiful and elegant! Happy New Year to you and Patti.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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helluvawreck

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#7 posted 213 days ago

This is extraordinarily beautiful, Dennis. You are such a talented craftsman. Your one of the best that I know of.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Patti Zongker

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#8 posted 213 days ago

Thank you Dennis for this amazing music box. It is so very beautiful a gift like this is priceless and will be treasured close to my heart forever. I am a very lucky girl :) <3

-- Follow your passion, and success will follow you.

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shipwright

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#9 posted 213 days ago

You certainly are a lucky girl, Patti.
This is another beautiful piece Dennis, elegant and perfect in its simplicity.
All the beveled glass makes it appear as a well cut gem in a finely crafted mount.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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Woodenwizard

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#10 posted 213 days ago

Awesome!

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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Karson

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#11 posted 213 days ago

Patti Congratulations. And Dennis a great and wonderful piece.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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hoss12992

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#12 posted 213 days ago

Amazing

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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Kerux2

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#13 posted 213 days ago

Sweet!

-- Hey I'm Dyslexic! I don't have all day to check and re-check forum post.

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Richforever

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#14 posted 213 days ago

Just the sight of it produces music! Outstanding!

-- Rich, Seattle, WA

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Mean_Dean

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#15 posted 213 days ago

That is a very beautiful music box! I really like the glass panels so that you can see the movement in action.

I, too, am curious where you got the movement!

-- Dean

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