Instructables

How to make an old fashion music box mechanism

I am wanting to make an old fasion music box and actually make the music mechanism. I'm not finding anything on line to tell me how to do this and wondered if any of you kind people could help me out.

lemonie4 years ago
I saw a set of "combs" on the market last week, and I almost bought a couple... L
Danalou0 (author) 4 years ago
Thanks for your help I will try that. I am trying to come up with an idea for a class I'm taking for Mechanical Maintence.
Kiteman4 years ago
Designing as I type... You need a rotating cylinder, with pegs that play the notes... Let's have a length of thick wooden dowel, being turned by a sinple handle on one end. Into the dowel, we place small screws or nails, sticking out slightly. Next, we take a row of hacksaw blades, each of a different length, placed so that they almost touch the turning dowel. Turn the handle, and as the dowel turns, the screw or nail heads will catch on, and twang, the hacksaw blades, playing notes.
Pro

Get More Out of Instructables

Already have an Account?

close

PDF Downloads
As a Pro member, you will gain access to download any Instructable in the PDF format. You also have the ability to customize your PDF download.

Upgrade to Pro today!