Music Box

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Project by jaymac posted 09-04-2008 01:54 AM 1164 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first project after moving and getting set up in my new shop. It’s a music box for my daughter, the marquetry on top is her name and a fairy she drew. You can’t really tell from the picture but the purpleheart that the box is made from is very figured. The top is curly maple, holly and various dyed veneers.

Thanks for looking.

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#1 posted 09-04-2008 04:08 AM

Nice looking box. It is a great feature adding her fairy as a prominent design feature. She will treasure it always. Thanks for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#2 posted 09-04-2008 04:59 AM

this is nice

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#3 posted 09-04-2008 07:13 AM

Beautiful work, I am sure your daughter will treasure it.

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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#4 posted 09-04-2008 02:49 PM

I envy you your talent for marquetry. Do you dye your own veneers? Beautiful work

-- Phil in British Columbia

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#5 posted 09-04-2008 04:07 PM


-- "A goal without a plan is a wish."

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#6 posted 09-05-2008 01:24 AM

I don’t dye my own veneers. Thanks everyone.

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#7 posted 09-07-2008 11:57 AM

What a great heirloom gift for your daughter. I’m sure she’ll treasure it for many years.

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#8 posted 09-07-2008 05:57 PM

That marquetry is incredible! What a great idea using her drawing. Its really beautiful!

-- Happy woodworking!

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#9 posted 09-10-2008 06:55 AM

amazing veneer job, i love it…

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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