Good news! From now on there are always music boxes in stock that can be delivered immediately.
Due to the many requests I was barely able to stock up until now, because every box on order is made especially for someone. This is very labor intensive and often quite complex, considering that you can choose from wood from approximately 50 different trees!
Each order is different and unique, also due to the model music box, the melody and the engraving. This makes the work fun (not one-ton) but also requires a lot of patience, time and attention.
That is why I was very pleased when one of my colleagues with whom I shared the workshop showed a test of a box made with the aid of his cnc cutter that is computer controlled.
Until then I was very skeptical about this, also because I wanted to keep it artisanal / handmade, but that also has its practical limits. This new form of collaboration is a synthesis of modern technology and craftsmanship.
We started designing enthusiastically, and after many tests and adjustments, we have now designed a variant for almost all handmade boxes that can be made using the cnc cutter.
Of course this no longer has the charm of 100% handmade, but the people work is still in the large majority. From carefully selecting the wood at local companies, sawing and planing, and finally finishing: Lots of sanding!
The unique details of the tree, origin and month / year in which the box is made are written on the bottom. Finally, it is finished with natural wood oil. In short: Each box has a unique signature.
The nice thing about this new way of working is that we can now make small runs and a certain tree. New series will be added to the stock over the coming weeks. For the time being I will continue to make handmade music boxes to order, in case you cannot find a box in the stock of the tree / type of wood that you would like.