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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 11-25-2015 05:41 PM 1331 views 1 time favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a contracted job I got from the last craft sale. It is a walnut watch case designed to hold 10 watches. The last shot is Kelly picking up her watch case. I think she liked it!!

It is 4” x 21 1/2” x 3 1/4” high and made from solid walnut. The top was routed to .050” thick in the center to insert a piece of maple that would show through when the letters were routed in…..........last process shot.
I roughed out all the holes with a forstner bit and then used HNC machining on the mill to finish all the pockets 2” deep.
The lettering was done by Randy Smith, the instructor at the high school where I volunteer.
The case is finished with Danish oil and then 3 stage buffed. I did not want to use a lacquer or poly on it as it might show wear and maybe chipping around where all the watches are inserted.

Cheers, Jim

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





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UncleStumpy

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#1 posted 11-25-2015 05:48 PM

I think your customer will be more than happy!

Are you going to cut Randy in on the profits?

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"

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Ebro

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#2 posted 11-25-2015 07:17 PM

That is super nice Jim!

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Joe Lyddon

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#3 posted 11-25-2015 07:36 PM

COOL…

Nice way to get business… Just Watch it! :)

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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peteg

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#4 posted 11-25-2015 09:07 PM

Looks like an unusual commission Jim, really like that soft finish, your mate did a top job on the engraving to finish it of.
Don’t think you’ll get any complaints with this one mate :)
cheers
Pete

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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Mark Wilson

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#5 posted 11-25-2015 09:17 PM

Hear ye. Hear ye. Watch Jim, everyone. He does some amazing things.

-- Mark

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kiefer

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#6 posted 11-25-2015 10:13 PM

Looks like your customer is very happy with your creation .
Well done Jim but what else would they expect from you ?

Klaus

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos

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Northwest29

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#7 posted 11-25-2015 10:52 PM

Really quite nice – well done!

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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HillbillyShooter

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#8 posted 11-26-2015 12:03 AM

Very, very nice work, and your client is obviously pleased.

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

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scrollingmom

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#9 posted 11-26-2015 12:54 AM

Very nice and it looks as thought she is very happy too. Love the wood colors .

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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Jim Jakosh

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#10 posted 11-26-2015 01:15 AM

Thank you all for the nice comments.

Hi Kelly, that could have been yours if you have 10 watches! Got your name on it!!

Cheers, Jim

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

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#11 posted 11-26-2015 02:58 AM

Nice looking watch box Jim, she should be very pleased with it. Cheers.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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Jim Jakosh

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#12 posted 11-26-2015 03:03 AM

Thanks, Bob. I think there will be orders coming from her for jewelry boxes, too. She really like wood and things made from it.

Cheers, Jim

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

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doubleDD

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#13 posted 11-26-2015 04:33 AM

I guess you can call it a time box. Looks like she liked it. Good job Jim.

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

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#14 posted 11-26-2015 05:09 AM

That is super cool Jim, you never cease to amaze me.
Wish I had your talent.

Bob

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#15 posted 11-26-2015 09:51 AM

Cool watch box Jim. Coincidentally my grandson is sporadically building a box for his watches in my shop. He doesn’t have much time with school, work and girlfriend, but I hope he can get it done before Christmas.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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