Sculpted Men's Valet & Watch Box | Solid Lacewood & Wenge

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Project by NickJonesDesigns posted 11-14-2015 07:54 AM 1812 views 10 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This valet & watch box is constructed of solid Lacewood & Wenge.

The exterior of the entire box is hand carved to resemble lapping waves along the shoreline of a beach. The surface features undulating peaks and valleys which smoothly flow into one another. I used a combination of angle grinders, rasps, chisels, various sanders and time to do the sculpting.

The box features two levels of storage each of which is lined in felt. The top level houses two open faced removable sliding trays (approximately 3”W x 6”D x 1”D) perfect for the storage of rings, cufflinks and other small items. The second level is divided into six 3”x3” compartments for the storage of six watches. Six velvet watch pillows are also included with the box which provide a safe and attractive resting place for the watches.

No stains or dyes were used in the making of this piece and all colors seen are the natural colors of the wood.

Dimensions: 11”L x 7.75” x 5.5”H

-- Nick Jones Designs,

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#1 posted 11-14-2015 08:48 AM

Really impressive box. Nice job

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#2 posted 11-14-2015 09:42 AM

Of all the boxes I’v seen on here that is my favorite. That thing is perfect!

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#3 posted 11-14-2015 02:01 PM

nicely done. love it!

-- rob, ont,canada

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#4 posted 11-14-2015 02:13 PM

That is pure genius, from conceptualization to execution. You have a gift! I’ll be peaking at your other projects :)

-- Bill, Yo! Brooklyn :)

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#5 posted 11-14-2015 02:41 PM

Nick, this box is absolutely beautiful.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#6 posted 11-14-2015 03:49 PM

Looks very appealing.


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#7 posted 11-15-2015 02:36 AM

Looks great.

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#8 posted 11-15-2015 04:12 AM

Nice piece, very well executed, a signature piece. Well done.

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#9 posted 11-16-2015 01:42 AM

Nice box ! I have also used the angle grinder to make interesting sculpting effects. I picked up a chain saw tooth wheel for my grinder and it is amazing.

Here’s a door I made from black walnut for a customer using the grinder technique

-- Jim- Storyline Fabrication

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#10 posted 11-16-2015 09:55 AM

rediciously beautiful.

-- Only by the 4th time I realized how it was suppose to be done in the first place.

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#11 posted 11-16-2015 09:52 PM


-- Todd, Huntsville, AL

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#12 posted 11-17-2015 01:26 AM

Beautiful box! I love the wood combo—and that lacewood has a fabric-looking quality to it—very nice!

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

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#13 posted 11-17-2015 05:16 PM

Fantastic workmanship! My initial impression is that it looks like it is covered in a clear poly wrap. Aesthetically I think it’s an interesting look. I assume a lot of time and effort went into making the ripples so smooth and blend well. This is art. Thanks for sharing.

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#14 posted 02-24-2016 02:52 PM

Awesome! I love how it looks rippled leather in the picture with the finish you have on it.

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