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Eric Armstrong
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Nov 1st, 2016 at 5:09pm
 
A friend gave me a small piece of highly figured walnut and asked if I would make a music box for him as a gift to his wife. There was not enough wood to make the body from one piece, so I assembled eight staved sections before turning. I had just enough wood left for the lid. The bottom was turned from another piece of walnut, not as highly figured, but not that visible either.

It has a 30 note movement that plays "Greensleeves" (a Tudor period tune). The lid carving is a Tudor rose.

The box is about 4.5" dia. x 4" high.
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Reply #1 - Nov 1st, 2016 at 5:11pm
 
I cannot seem to post multiple photos Angry Here's another view.
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Reply #2 - Nov 1st, 2016 at 5:48pm
 
Very nice and I like the detail on the lid. Thumbs Up
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Reply #3 - Nov 1st, 2016 at 9:53pm
 
So Eric, How did you do the detail on the lid?
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Reply #4 - Nov 2nd, 2016 at 7:20am
 
I drew the original pattern on vellum then transferred it to the lid using carbon paper (which was barely visible). I went over the tracing with a fine Sharpie and incised the pattern with a narrow (30 deg.) V chisel. The lathe chuck makes a great holder for carving.
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Reply #5 - Nov 2nd, 2016 at 7:48am
 
Very well done--
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Reply #6 - Nov 2nd, 2016 at 8:53am
 
Good job, very special piece. Thumbs Up Thumbs Up
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Reply #7 - Nov 2nd, 2016 at 12:35pm
 
Looks like you have a few items for the calendar
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Reply #8 - Dec 1st, 2017 at 9:30pm
 
Where did you find or source out round music box movements for lathe turned boxes? Seems like I did this many years ago. Looks like a good way for small bits of wood. Maybe some others also might know. Thanks
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Reply #9 - Dec 2nd, 2017 at 10:41am
 
Very, very pretty!  Great work.
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Reply #10 - Dec 2nd, 2017 at 12:57pm
 
George Hurlburt wrote on Dec 1st, 2017 at 9:30pm:
Where did you find or source out round music box movements for lathe turned boxes?


I don't believe the actual movement is round, just mounted in a round box.
Some of the smaller units (18 notes or so) are just about square with rounded corners and if needed fit quite snugly in a round opening.
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Which is a movement like I described in a round plastic housing.
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Reply #11 - Dec 2nd, 2017 at 1:13pm
 
Thanks for the reply Ed, I have done some more sourcing of these little boxes and you have a lot of choices of movements with the little square boxes. Looks like the church key can go on the bottom, or even the side. I have some scraps and can make them stave construction like Eric did on his beautiful little box. George Troy
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Reply #12 - Dec 2nd, 2017 at 2:33pm
 
I like making music box enclosures, they always seem to go over well and make people smile.
George Hurlburt wrote on Dec 2nd, 2017 at 1:13pm:
Looks like the church key can go on the bottom, or even the side.


You can also decide whether the music plays when the enclosure is opened or closed.
There are too many configurations to list.
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