Padauk & Curly Maple Watch Box

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Project by majeagle1 posted 12-23-2009 07:56 AM 5790 views 22 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a comissioned piece for a friends husband for Christmas. Just finished it last week…....
Padauk & Curly Maple with Curly Maple dividers. Lined with Ultra Suede.
13×9 x 4.5 and finished in my usual Watco Danish and Black Bison Wax.

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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#1 posted 12-23-2009 07:58 AM

Fantastic box. That curly maple and padauk really go well together. Great design and great build.

Keep it up.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#2 posted 12-23-2009 09:44 AM

This is undoubtedly very very beautiful box.
Excellent work!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#3 posted 12-23-2009 12:09 PM

Great job! How many coats of wax do you normally use? Have a great X-mas.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#4 posted 12-23-2009 12:11 PM

Beautiful box and very nicely done. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#5 posted 12-23-2009 02:11 PM

Beautiful box! The design is fantastic and love the wood combo. I just recently finished several boxes with the same woods. Very nice and thanks for posting.

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

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#6 posted 12-23-2009 02:51 PM

This is a beautiful box. I could really use something like this for all the watches that I collect.

-- - Eric Noblesville, IN

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#7 posted 12-23-2009 03:03 PM

Gene, this is a gorgeous box. It has a nice design to it and you chose a nice set of woods for its construction.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#8 posted 12-23-2009 03:18 PM

Gene, stunning box! I love the combination of woods, and all the details you put into it.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#9 posted 12-23-2009 03:20 PM

Gene … as usual… a nice piece…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#10 posted 12-23-2009 03:24 PM

I love it. Great job.
I want to use Padauk on my next project every time I see it on here. I love it’s color and warmth. I bought a board recently. Now I just need to put it to work.

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#11 posted 12-23-2009 03:42 PM

Gene you have done an outstanding job on this box. The recipient will be stunned. This is such a classy design and a man wont feel threatened by having it on his dresser. I can only guess at the amount of time you spent on this, especially the dividers…whew!
Your handle is just right, good contrast and nicely proportioned. Thats something I have learned to really pay attention to. On some of my early boxes the handles are a pretty wood, but are too big and draw too much attention, like a cockroach on a wedding cake.
Thanks for sharing,... and hurry up and do more :-)

-- If I can do it, so can you.

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#12 posted 12-23-2009 04:00 PM

“cockroach on a wedding cake” Priceless, Andy!

Gene, It’s a beauty! I especially like the shaped dividers on the tray and the maple moldings on tray and bottom dividers. Classy touch.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#13 posted 12-23-2009 04:50 PM

looks great

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#14 posted 12-23-2009 05:23 PM

Great box

-- "All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then Success is sure." Mark Twain

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#15 posted 12-23-2009 05:33 PM

Gene, you always do such wonderful work and this box is no exception. The contrast between the maple and padauk. is great. Attention to detail and scale are perfect.

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