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.

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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