|Project by GRegghead||posted 12-07-2014 01:30 AM||1029 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
I made this watch box earlier this year for my brother’s birthday. He has a vintage Omega watch so I thought he should have a nice home for it when it’s not on his wrist.
Made from a 4/4 walnut board resawn to 10mm. Other than using my tablesaw to resaw the board, the only power tool used was for the final sanding after planing and scraping. This was my first shot at an inlay so it was pretty slow going. I started with printing out the Omega symbol and sticking to a thin piece of walnut to cut out with a coping saw. I wanted a subtle inlay effect so that’s why I went with walnut on walnut, I’m quite happy with how it turned out.
Interior is leather wrapped around some cedar so as not to be too heavy. I cut the middle piece to match the curve of a leather watch strap that has formed to the wrist. Catch is two rare earth magnets embedded in the lid and front.
Finished with danish oil as I don’t expect heavy use, and I wanted the natural beauty of the walnut to shine through.
As with any project I might do things differently if I did it over again, but I’m happy with how it turned out and more importantly my brother is happy!