Seek Help To Make "Foreverbox" Custom Music Box
By Jason Rosser
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Hello, Thank you so much for such an informative site on such obscure
topics. Well done. That said, I want to make my wife a music box
either from scratch or from a refinished antique box. Either way,
I want to make the music movement myself as no one seems to have the
tune I'm wanting. I have read the very good guide on your site by
A. Thomas Tran about his 'Foreverbox'. I will definitely use this
guide for help if I decide to use the cylinder movements instead of
Can you shed any light on what kind of difference in difficulty I'll
encounter with disc vs. cylinder? I have no idea what I'm doing and
this project is in its infancy to say the least. I would also
appreciate any tips or advice you might be able to share. I have
attempted to use Sankyo's web site to buy my movements but their page
doesn't seem to be functioning. Any advice on sellers of these items?
In closing, I'd also like to ask if you or anyone knows how I can
contact A. Thomas Tran. He seemed highly willing to help aspiring
crafters but his email and web site no longer function. I was hoping
to get a diagram of his works in effort to help me. Let me thank you
in advance for any reply and again for the deeply interesting web site
you help to operate.
[ I found the "Foreverbox" music box documents at Thomas Tran's
[ new web site:
[ http://unity303.com/musicbox/unity303 - [b11] foreverbox.mp3
[ The original article by Thomas in MMDigest is at
[ How to Build a Custom Music Box - "Foreverbox"
[ I will create a page at the MMD Sounds site with current links
[ to the articles and the MIDI and audio files.
[ -- Robbie
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