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Two Music Boxes: Bocote, Quilted Maple and Wenge

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Project by Dennis Zongker posted 110 days ago 1436 views 10 times favorited 33 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These two music boxes have the same design except one is made out of Bocote & Wenge, and the other one made out of Quilted Maple & Wenge.

Both music boxes have a 72-note movement installed. 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. I still can’t figure out which one I like better.

-- Dennis Zongker





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CharlieM1958

15638 posts in 2813 days


#1 posted 110 days ago

These are stunning, Dennis!

Were they commissioned pieces? I know those 72-note movements are extremely pricey.

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

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RogerBean

1084 posts in 1548 days


#2 posted 110 days ago

Dennis,
Both are really lovely; completed with your signature precision. Hard to make a choice between the two. My compliments.
Roger

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

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theoldfart

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#3 posted 110 days ago

Quilted maple by far the best. Its a bit more refined which suits the contents. Beautiful work.

-- "Aged flatus, I heard that some one has already blown out your mortise." THE Surgeon ……………………………………. Kevin

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helluvawreck

15372 posts in 1461 days


#4 posted 110 days ago

Dennis, these are outstanding just like all of the rest your work. You are an amazingly talented craftsman and artist.

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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Iwud4u

268 posts in 124 days


#5 posted 110 days ago

Nice work Dennis,
I prefer the Bocote & Wenge box.
I would really like to make one someday from Wenge and Zebra wood,
would you mind if I “somewhat” copy it? I’ll make the base different with different feet.
It would be a gift, not something to sell.

-- It's far better to be criticized by a wise person than applauded by a fool --

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SeaFarin

51 posts in 907 days


#6 posted 110 days ago

I also vote for the maple. Beautifully done! What tune does the movement play? Same on both boxes?

-- I'm Chuck and I wood not chuck wood cause I keep finding uses for it!

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doubleDD

2310 posts in 638 days


#7 posted 110 days ago

These are really nice. Beautiful in all respect. Nice work.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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savannah505

1691 posts in 2181 days


#8 posted 110 days ago

How many ways can I express what I think of your work, sometimes I have no words that can say how impressed I always am with all you do, another great job. You are a master in your work, it always shows. Yes, I’m back in Florida now. Have a great day. Patti too.

-- Dan Wiggins

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Dale J Struhar Sr

320 posts in 1725 days


#9 posted 110 days ago

Very nice Dennis. I love the choice of woods.

-- Dale, Ohio

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a1Jim

111999 posts in 2172 days


#10 posted 110 days ago

Impressive music boxes ,very cool design.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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dclark1943

155 posts in 782 days


#11 posted 110 days ago

Good Morning Dennis, Once again, Lovely work ! Don’t you just love working with Wenge? : ) But it sure looks nice when finished.
What are you using for hinges, they look pretty sturdy – - are they a Brusso product? Take a bow my friend on a couple more home run’s; and greet Patti from your friend in KC.

-- Dave, Kansas City

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steve_in_ohio

1014 posts in 205 days


#12 posted 110 days ago

wow, those are beautiful, you did an amazing job.

-- steve, simple and effective woodworking---

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MyChipCarving

462 posts in 1720 days


#13 posted 110 days ago

Both are striking contrasts with the two choices of wood. I see how it was hard for you to decide on a favorite. You’re the box-man!

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

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Greg The Cajun Box Sculptor

4927 posts in 1903 days


#14 posted 110 days ago

Excellent looking music boxes. I can see how you cannot decide which one you like best since they are both nice.

-- Every step of each project is considered my masterpiece because I want the finished product to reflect the quality of my work.

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Patti Zongker

175 posts in 2021 days


#15 posted 110 days ago

Very beautiful work Dennis :)... Hi Dave from KC :)

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

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