Oversize round music box dancer base
This oversize music box dancer base was made for a show where a young ballet dancer, standing on the base, would dance when the handle on the side was cranked.
The base was made by routing rings of timber with different profiles and stacking them together to form the structure. It was hollow inside so a speaker could be installed to play music on cue when the handle was cranked.
Below are some photos showing the construction process.
Using a router to cut the profiles of the timber rings
Routed timber rings stacked to form the base section
Making the central core spacer
Fitting the central core to the base section
Fitting the top section to the base and clamping in position
Cutting up a rubber door mat to make the trim
Central trim fitted and ready for painting
Completed music box base painted gold
For stability the base was fitted with five legs instead of four. On a round object five legs look much better than four.