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Project by Duckster posted 01-04-2015 11:33 PM 1163 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This little watch box, I made for a real good friend of mine that has everything. I wanted to have it ready for him by Christmas but it didn’t happen. Lacqure just does not like cold weather. I put Maple splines on the corners. I added 2 maple inlay strips in the top.
The interior lining is pig hide that I got from France.
This is the first project that I used Pre-catalyzed lacquer and I was really impressed with the evaporation drying. It seemed less likely to run than the regular catalyzed lacquer I normally use.
I hope you enjoy!

-- Duckster, Texas. {Any day of fishing, Beats a good day at work.} Wash your feet and love Jesus





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flatrock

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#1 posted 01-05-2015 09:32 AM

I like this. It is unique. I must have lacquer in my blood. I don’t do well in the cold either.
Can you tell me more about the pig hide? I’m curious why blue and why from France.

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Tim_CPWD

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#2 posted 01-05-2015 11:11 AM

Nice looking box. I am sure your friend is going to love it.

I hear you on Pre-cat lacquer not liking cold weather. Takes a lot longer to dry.

-- Tim Haenisch, San Diego Ca. http://www.facebook.com/commandperformancewooddesigns

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Duckster

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#3 posted 01-05-2015 03:20 PM

Flatrock, I have used several things to line my boxes, but the pig hide is a really soft suede and I like the blue. I was impressed with this guys technic also. I build mostly jewelry boxes, chests etc. so I’m always looking for different ideas. www.smartboxmaker.com is where I found out about the pig suede.
Thanks for looking
Tim, thanks for the cuddos.

-- Duckster, Texas. {Any day of fishing, Beats a good day at work.} Wash your feet and love Jesus

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Rick Dennington

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#4 posted 01-05-2015 08:05 PM

Hey Duck…..Another fine example of your box making….You’re one of the masters of this craft…..By the way, when you ordered the pig skin, why didn’t you get the jowels and pig feet…? That’s some good munching there, boy….Nothing like pickled pig feet and hot sause and crackers….I might have to try a box some times….I made a sword case one time…..does that count…?

-- Here in the South, we say "down the road a piece"...and , "it's over yonder".....!!

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leafherder

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#5 posted 01-05-2015 11:42 PM

Great box! I knew that pig suede made good lining for expensive luggage but never thought about imported pig skin – I did buy some pig skin at the State Fair once – never used it for anything – must dig it out of the closet and see if it is big enough to line a box.
Thanks for posting.

-- Leafherder

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Duckster

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#6 posted 01-06-2015 12:23 AM

Hey Rick….thanks. I like boiled eggs and PPF. They are good for at least 24 hours

-- Duckster, Texas. {Any day of fishing, Beats a good day at work.} Wash your feet and love Jesus

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Duckster

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#7 posted 01-06-2015 12:24 AM

Thanks Leafherder. The suede makes a beautiful lining and very pliable.

-- Duckster, Texas. {Any day of fishing, Beats a good day at work.} Wash your feet and love Jesus

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Mean_Dean

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#8 posted 01-06-2015 12:40 AM

Very nice looking watch box!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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Duckster

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#9 posted 01-06-2015 02:49 AM

Thank you Mean Dean. I had fun with it.

-- Duckster, Texas. {Any day of fishing, Beats a good day at work.} Wash your feet and love Jesus

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majuvla

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#10 posted 01-06-2015 05:05 PM

It’s massive indeed.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Duckster

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#11 posted 01-06-2015 08:14 PM

Majuvia, not too sure what you meant but have a blessed day.

-- Duckster, Texas. {Any day of fishing, Beats a good day at work.} Wash your feet and love Jesus

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