Watchmaker's Hammer Storage Case

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Project by Woodwrecker posted 08-14-2016 01:18 AM 715 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I needed a case to hold my new watchmaker’s hammer and all the interchangeable heads it comes with.
So, I took an off-cut of cherry I had from a recent project and monkeyed around at the bench while watching a ball game today and made this storage case.
I resawed the board and penciled around the pieces on one piece. Then, I scroll sawed the cut-outs and created the mitered box. The miter splines were added and the box was assembled, sanded and finished with Boiled Linseed Oil and Wax.
The last photo is what I started out with.

It was a fun project on a nice day out in the shop.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.


-- Eric, central Florida

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#1 posted 08-14-2016 02:01 AM

Beautiful box, Eric. I like it when you make a box for an intended purpose like that.

Nice job on it!!


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

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#2 posted 08-14-2016 02:11 AM

Excellent job Eric.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#3 posted 08-14-2016 02:29 AM

Nice job!

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#4 posted 08-14-2016 02:44 AM

That’s a sweet looking case, Eric!

I never realized that there was a watchmaker’s hammer.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#5 posted 08-14-2016 04:39 AM

That s very nice Eric. It will give you a little smile every time you use the tool.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#6 posted 08-14-2016 04:47 AM

Very nice!

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#7 posted 08-14-2016 11:36 AM


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#8 posted 08-14-2016 12:23 PM

Nice and well designed box Eric. Everything should have its place, particularly such nice tool. However, I wonder why a watchmaker would need a hammer. To wreck it when not working after several hours spent on it !! :)
By the way, you didn’t say who won the ball game ! :)


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#9 posted 08-14-2016 04:38 PM

Nicely done Eric, I too want to know why a watchmaker needs a hammer? :)

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#10 posted 08-14-2016 06:33 PM

That’s a beautiful box for a very nice hammer and it’s accessories.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#11 posted 08-15-2016 12:39 AM

That’s the way to store a hammer like that .
Well done .


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#12 posted 09-27-2016 04:48 PM

Stylish way to keep the tool.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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