1. Cut the box sides (Piece 13) and ends (pieces 7 and 8) to size, then use your miter gauge to cut 45° miters on each end of each piece. Pre-sand the inside faces, then glue and clamp the box together using a web clamp to apply even pressure all around.
1. Cut the base to size, then use your table saw to create a 1/8" rabbet depth along each edge, to fit into the base molding.
2. Glue the base molding around the base center and sand.
3. Attach the feet to the base assembly with glue and clamps.
1. Pre-sand the inside face of the top molding.
2. Cut the top panel to size, then use a 1/4" cove bit to shape its top edges (see Figure 5), leaving a 1/8" lip to be inserted into the top molding. Sand the top face of the panel.
3. Glue the top molding around the top panel and sand flush.
1. Finish the box. For the ebonized look, stain the top and base assemblies with a water soluble homestead dry dyes. Then apply a clear finish over both that and the undyed box.
2. Position the base on the upturned box, drill and countersink the pilot holes (see Figure 6), and install the screws (pieces 14).
3. Now center the top assembly on the upright box. Cut mortises in the box and attach hinges (pieces 15) 1-3/4" in from each end of the top.
4. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions,drill a 3/8" deep bore for the turn key in the bottom of the base (see Figure 6), using a 35 mm. boring bit. Follow with a 5/16" through hole. Mount the musical movement
5. Glue the mirror (piece 16) in place.