Music Book

Wooden Music Book

I had asked for some wood for my birthday. And as asked I received a few nice pieces of hard wood. I got some Maple and walnut plus a piece of Texas Ebony.

I had paid a visit to Williams shop and he helped me split a piece in half.

I had been planning to make the wife a music box for some time now. I have been saving parts and pieces for a few months. I now have all the parts to assemble the box.

Looking around the internet I found a few old wood book boxes and thought that would be a good theme.

I wanted it to look like a real book.

I used a number of handtools in the making of this project.

These are some silver pieces I want to use on the project.

William gave me the a very important part. Fur EliseI have a little demo about card scraper sharpening.

And I know in the video I called the burnisher an embellisher. I just could not for the life of me remember what to call it.

I want to put the jewelery pieces imbedded in the wood. What would be a good clear finish to poor over the pieces to encase them in the wood? As clear as possible.

A short video.

As always guys and gals, Thank you for your time and comments.

Come again ;)

Please be careful. Some of the things I do are dangerous. It is not my fault if you get hurt. Use your brain, be safe.

About Dave Bardin

My love of antiques has brought me to wanting to learn these arts.
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12 Responses to Music Book

  1. davidbardin says:

    Thank you Roger, the wood is very pretty. I can’t wait to pop the grain.

  2. roger says:

    A lotta work to finess that beautiful birds eye.. Gr8 tip/s. Beautiful music book-box.

  3. Ted says:

    Dave, thanks for sharing your scraper sharpening process. I’ll have to invest in a small diamond stone when I get a chance. I know my using a file is costing me more metal than necessary. The music box is beautiful.

  4. davidbardin says:

    Jeff I was so scared of tear out on the birds eye The scraper was the best bet. I scraped that board I know for 2 hours. It came out NICE!

  5. JL7 says:

    Looking good Dave – love the music book idea! Thanks for scraper sharpening tips, perfect for the birdseye! Looking forward to part 2!

  6. bagtown says:

    As always Dave.
    It looks awesome.
    Great job.

  7. cool music box Dave. Nice work.

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