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  • Piano Box

    Here is one I made a while back.

    Harry..

  • #2
    Harry, that is beautiful. It looks so real.
    Denny
    ArtCrafters in Dayton, TN

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    • #3
      Very nice craftsmanship.
      ♥♥ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♥♥

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      • #4
        Amazing! How did you do the keys?

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        • #5
          Great job Harry, it looks good in oak. I also like the bench. This looks like the pattern that was in a SSWWC issue, I know that because I did the test cut. It is a John Nelson design. The keys are made like a comb. in two layers, glued together then cut. When I made it I used holly for the keys and wenge for the black ones. For more detail I made slight cuts int he white keys top and front to define them. keys .jpg
          Rolf
          RBI G4 Hawk, Delta SS350, Nova 1624 DVR XP
          Philosophy "I don't know that I can't, therefore I can"
          Proud Member of the Long Island Woodworkers Club
          And the Long Island Scrollsaw Association

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          • #6
            Yes Rolfl that's the way I made the keys, only l painted the Keys
            Didn't have any wedge or Holly. Incidently am I right in thinking Holly is about the whitest wood you can get, is it easily Obtainable In the U.S. rare as rocking horse droppings
            Here.
            Harry.

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            • #7
              "Rare as rocking horse droppings". Never heard that one before, Harry.
              Denny
              ArtCrafters in Dayton, TN

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              • #8
                Yeah Danny that's the polite way of saying it, can't say what
                It's really calle​​​d not on the Forum.

                Harry

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                • #9
                  It is available but not very common. Aspen is also very white but Holly is the best. My keys have yellowed a bit over the years and look just like ivory now.
                  Rolf
                  RBI G4 Hawk, Delta SS350, Nova 1624 DVR XP
                  Philosophy "I don't know that I can't, therefore I can"
                  Proud Member of the Long Island Woodworkers Club
                  And the Long Island Scrollsaw Association

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                  • #10
                    Wow. Only a 3 letter word, but it says a lot!
                    Linda at www.ArtIngrained.com

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                    • #11
                      Thank you Danny Rolfl and Linda for your comments.
                      The piano stools was an extra I put in. I Think the designer
                      Intended it to be a music box but I didn't get that far. I remember now Rolfl did the cutting for the original box
                      A question R olf how did you cut cut the
                      Profile on the piano sides? I wasn't happy
                      With the way I did mine I used a hand fretsaw
                      It turned out a bit messy

                      Harry.

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                      • #12
                        That is a good question Harry, I sort of remember that being a bit tricky. I will have to go back to my notes to see if I wrote anything down.
                        Here is what I wrote in my notes. "The most difficult cuts to make were the sides next to the key board. I roughed it out with a copping saw and then used a Dremel to carefully shape up to the line." Now I would probably use my spindle sander to instead of the Dremel.

                        Yours looks just fine in the picture. I will take a new picture of mine as the mahogany I used has gotten very dark.
                        Last edited by Rolf; 09-10-2017, 07:27 AM.
                        Rolf
                        RBI G4 Hawk, Delta SS350, Nova 1624 DVR XP
                        Philosophy "I don't know that I can't, therefore I can"
                        Proud Member of the Long Island Woodworkers Club
                        And the Long Island Scrollsaw Association

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                        • #13
                          I did much the the same as you Rolfl with the piano sides
                          But I hand sanded to shape. I THINK IT WAS Mentioned a band saw could be used, but after loosing the tip of my thumb
                          To my bandsaw it seemed like sailing to close to the wind, I keep my fingers as far as possible from the blade these days.

                          Harry.

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                          • #14
                            I can;t get the idea of rocking horse dropping out of my mind. Looks like I am now going to have to design a rocking horse that poops!

                            Dave

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                            • #15
                              Good luck designing a pooping rocking horse Dave You're going to make a fortune when you do.
                              I have every confidence in you, go for it.

                              Harry.

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