Men's Watch And Valet Box,

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Project by Blackie_ posted 12-22-2014 01:57 PM 3657 views 7 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had a customer that requested this box after finding me online, it was to be a Christmas gift for his son, it is designed to hold up to 10 large men’s watches along with other items, the wood for the main box he chose was my personal stock pile of figured Arizona Ash, this wood I had acquired over a year ago in log form curb side, which I milled into boards then set them to air dry, the lid, pulls and splines I chose Nogal for this, this box has a partitioned drawer a lift out tray and lots of storage space under the tray.

On all of my previous projects I’d always round the edges of the drawer edges along with the box face edges that where the drawer met at, this time I elected to not do that and leave the lines straight and sharp I think it gives it a more cleaner and nicer look, I did how ever round over the edges on the inside walls of the drawer.

This box measures 13” x 7 3/4×7 3/4 and is finishes in a single coat of tung oil, two coats of mixed wipe on poly satin finish and a final coat of paste wax.

Thanks for viewing and comments are always enjoyed.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at

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#1 posted 12-22-2014 02:38 PM

Design, wood choice & execution all great. The hinges look super in the photo. Your choice on the drawer edges do make it look “cleaner”. Merry Christmas Randy & best wishes for the New Year.

-- Any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a Dad

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#2 posted 12-22-2014 02:59 PM

Randy, very nicely done. Great wood and build. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 12-22-2014 03:08 PM

Very nice box, Randy and you got it done in time for Christmas. I really like they way you made the drawer front with the corner bevels and you even put in splines on both parts for it to look whole all the way to the bottom. Nice touch!! You have found your niche and are getting discovered!!

Merry Christmas, my friend!!!!!!!!!!!..........................Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 12-22-2014 03:11 PM

Nicely done—very attractive piece!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#5 posted 12-22-2014 03:29 PM

Nice trick with the splines. Love the hinges, you may just have spurred me on to try my own. Great box!

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#6 posted 12-22-2014 03:29 PM

It’s a very smooth looking box with some nice hinges. I only wish I can do those some day. Nicely done.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#7 posted 12-22-2014 03:39 PM

Beautiful piece!!!!

-- TurnTurnTurn

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#8 posted 12-22-2014 03:49 PM

Thanks WNC, Bob, Jim, John, Bhacksaw, Dave and Turn and a very Merry Christmas to you all and families as well.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at

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#9 posted 12-22-2014 04:51 PM

I like this one Randy. Well, I like all your valets.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#10 posted 12-22-2014 06:53 PM

You’ve come a long way from your begining band saw boxes. Congratulations on another happy customer!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Donna Menke

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#11 posted 12-22-2014 07:35 PM

Ah, Doc, but he has incorporated some band saw box technique in that 3 part drawer with the rounded bottoms. That’s my boy.

-- "So much wood. . .so little time!"

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#12 posted 12-22-2014 08:15 PM


Much advanced band saw techniques! LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#13 posted 12-22-2014 08:27 PM

You’ve gotten so good, now they’re coming looking for you my Friend, Congratulations!!
I’ve tried rounding the edges too, and mostly like the straight edge look better…
As you say, there’s something clean and precise about it…
Well done on another fine looking Valet Randy!
And another happy Customer spreading the word out never hurts either!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#14 posted 12-22-2014 08:46 PM

Most of you have been with me from the beginning, it’s so nice to read all of these great comments with acknowledgment of my progress, as for as the bottom drawer goes I’ve not tackled building the drawer though I’m sure it would be nothing for me it’s just that I find the bandsaw method easier for me at this time :)

Thanks Roger, Tom, Donna and Mike

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at

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#15 posted 12-22-2014 08:51 PM

Great job! I think you should add a few boxes of this style to your regular line of merchandise. I worked in a jewelry store for 10 years and men were always looking for a nice box to hold their collection of fine watches. They say that the wrist watch is a dying breed because so many people check the time on their phone, but a nice watch still attracts attention and deserves a good home like this box. Graduation and Father’s Day are about six months away, plenty of time to build 2 or 3 to have on hand for the next “special request”.
Merry Christmas and best wishes for a happy, healthy, and prosperous 2015!

-- Leafherder

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