Pocket watches from scraps

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Project by idahoboy posted 10-09-2014 04:07 PM 1599 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a good use for those ends and pieces from box making. I do a lot of contrasting wood boxes, clocks, etc. and it kills me to throw away the scrap. So…. I just keeping gluing up and cutting the leftovers, cut them out with a hole saw and drill a hole to fit a small insert. On the back I usually insert a Sacajawea dollar coin. She was born right here near Salmon, Idaho and she brought good luck to Lewis and Clark. I figure she will bring good luck to the watch wearer also. I get the inserts and chains from Klockit. These are pretty good sellers at the local fundraisers.

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#1 posted 10-09-2014 05:14 PM

love them, and way to stretch out every last scrap!

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#2 posted 10-10-2014 02:24 AM

Nice looking. I also like the use of scaps.

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#3 posted 10-10-2014 04:37 AM

Now those look sharp!

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#4 posted 10-11-2014 11:34 AM

These are slick. Where do you get the clock inserts?

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#5 posted 10-11-2014 02:26 PM

Those are 1 7/16” inserts from Klockit. I think they are 7 or 8 dollars and usually they have a 10% coupon or free shipping.

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