Music Box

Here is a music and jewerly box I made for my daughter, Kate, as a gift.  The box is made of Quilted Maple with the top made of Leopardwood.  Inside, I used green flocking to give it a velvety feel.  That was a new ‘experience’, flocking can be quite messy.

The music box plays “The Wind Beneath My Wings”, which I find inspirational and, as I told Kate, the same inspiration that I get from both of our daughters.

Music Box

[img src=http://tomstudwell.com/wordpress/wp-content/flagallery/music-box/thumbs/thumbs_img_0389.jpg]1090Overview of the Music Box
[img src=http://tomstudwell.com/wordpress/wp-content/flagallery/music-box/thumbs/thumbs_img_0376.jpg]920Showing the Leopardwood top
Note the Cherry/Maple splines on the corners to add strength.
[img src=http://tomstudwell.com/wordpress/wp-content/flagallery/music-box/thumbs/thumbs_img_0378.jpg]760The front is a simple finger slot with the lid held closed by magnets.
[img src=http://tomstudwell.com/wordpress/wp-content/flagallery/music-box/thumbs/thumbs_img_0379.jpg]710Inside with the flocked jewelry tray.
Here you can see the embedded magnets to hold the lid closed. Each magnet is covered with a small disk of Leopardwood.
[img src=http://tomstudwell.com/wordpress/wp-content/flagallery/music-box/thumbs/thumbs_img_0380.jpg]690The tray lifts out revealing another set of compartments and the music mechanism.
[img src=http://tomstudwell.com/wordpress/wp-content/flagallery/music-box/thumbs/thumbs_img_0384.jpg]640A better view of the player mechanism.
Note the plunger activated by the lid opening to play the music.
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[img src=http://tomstudwell.com/wordpress/wp-content/flagallery/music-box/thumbs/thumbs_img_0393.jpg]570Signed as a Birthday gift to Kate.
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