Music Box

Built this for my grand daughters graduation.  Traditional style, walnut and maple burl. the biggest challenge was making the top which was domed slightly side to side and front to back, so the burl veneer had to be softened so that it would conform to the dome shape. The  initial was cut from maple using a laser.  As you can see, the micro jig base on a small proxxon Dremel style drill was an indispensable tool for this job.  The finish is Sutherland Wells tung oil.  I have another grand daughter graduating in the spring, so we'll be starting another one soon.  

Dave Clark


Pretty Box, and a great gift. Well done.

Main Street to the Mountains

a very beautiful Gift GR8 JOB 😍😎


Very elegant graduation gift.  
Fabulous work, Dave! That’s beautiful, and technically impressive.
what a beautiful music box. you should join the box swap coming up.

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

Elegant box, everything fits great and the style is A+ 
What a great gift, and I really like the design.

.................. John D....................

That is very beautiful.  Congratulation on making such a wonderful gift that is sure to be treasured by you grand daughter.

“Fake quotes will ruin the internet” — Benjamin Franklin

Cool work Dave... Love the laser cut inlays (I'm a tad biased being a laser wielder),

Is it your laser?  I'm trying to recognise as many laser users as are prepared to fess up.

If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

I'm a senior* now so I should be graduating soon, too.  Will you make one for me, too?  It's really beautiful!
* Anyway, I've been getting that discount that calls me a senior.

“Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” Benjamin Franklin

Wonderful gift.  Absolutely beautiful!
Beautiful gift!

Ryan/// ~sigh~ I blew up another bowl. Moke told me "I made the inside bigger than the outside".

Fantastic box and nice to see some process pictures.

Wow! That domed lid is impressive!
Amazing box, fantastic workmanship.

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Really nice box Dave.👌👍
…but I have to ask …. laser?  You are the chevalet guy! 😅

The early bird gets the worm but its the second mouse that gets the cheese.

Sasha. - Life is not a draft, you can't redo it tomorrow

Sasha. - Life is not a draft, you can't redo it tomorrow