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Six Watch Box - Walnut, Maple & Sapele

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Project by builtinbkyn posted 02-01-2017 12:37 AM 1588 views 5 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve always enjoyed seeing the many beautiful boxes produced by LJ members and thought I’d try my hand at making one. Having a need for a watch box was the perfect reason.

Being a small project from a materials standpoint, I had enough on hand to proceed without having to visit the lumber yard. Utilizing pieces that otherwise would have sat on the rack or in the cut-off bin was a bonus.

The box is finished with clear shellac and top coated with satin rattle can urethane. All were sanded between coats. The urethane was rubbed with rottenstone and then waxed.

I had some fun and a few learning experiences making this little walnut watch box.

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn & Steel City :)





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bearkatwood

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#1 posted 02-01-2017 12:41 AM

Awesome box, my collection of velcro strap Wal-mart watches would look bangin’ in there ;) Great stuff again.

-- Brian Noel

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Mean_Dean

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#2 posted 02-01-2017 12:55 AM

That’s a fine looking watch box—I really like the lid design and inlay!

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

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kiefer

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#3 posted 02-01-2017 01:26 AM

Nice and well done Bill !
I like the clean lines of the box inside and out.
What did you use for the interior liner ?

Klaus

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

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AJ1104

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#4 posted 02-01-2017 02:06 AM

This is a great looking box. Enjoy using it.

-- AJ

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builtinbkyn

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#5 posted 02-01-2017 04:18 AM

Thanks everyone. I see areas of improvement I can make. Small errors on small projects are big, but it was fun to work on and I learned a few things along the way.

I intended on using quadrant hinges with stops or even rail hinges with stops, however I never looked to see what was available before commencing. I resawed the walnut for the sides of the box and they ended up being a bit over 5/16. Most of the nicer hinges are 5/16 wide. Even with the sepele trim on the rails, it would have been too close, so I went with the butt hinges. I may put a chain keeper on the lid. But I’m happy the way it turned out.

Klaus, I lined it with faux suede. Picked it up on Amazon. The roll is 12”x5’. Cost $4 :) It has an adhesive backing which made it much easier and cleaner to apply.

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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helluvawreck

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#6 posted 02-01-2017 01:07 PM

This is a beautiful box and so nicely done. This box will be a fine container for that nice collection of watches.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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Kyle2112

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#7 posted 02-01-2017 03:16 PM

Wow, you’re not a Panerai fan are you. I love the box and that is going to be my very next project. Picked up some Lacewood, Wenge and Bloodwood. It will be my first attempt at box making. Where did you get the pillows?

-- Everyday is an opportunity to learn something new. www.WillowsWoodTech.com

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builtinbkyn

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#8 posted 02-01-2017 04:58 PM

Hey Kyle. Thanks. Your wood selection sounds really nice. I love the look of lacewood. Looking forward to seeing it.

Yeah unfortunately I have a watch affliction ;)


Wow, you re not a Panerai fan are you. I love the box and that is going to be my very next project. Picked up some Lacewood, Wenge and Bloodwood. It will be my first attempt at box making. Where did you get the pillows?

- Kyle2112


-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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Bobsboxes

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#9 posted 02-01-2017 05:32 PM

Great looking box, very nice work.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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XquietflyX

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#10 posted 02-01-2017 06:02 PM

awesome looking box!!!!

-- You can tell a lot about your wife by her hands, for example if they are around your throat she's prolly pissed off at you...

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grizzman

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#11 posted 02-01-2017 06:31 PM

really nice job on this, i like the design it has really good visual interest, nice wood selection, and i hope your a man who gets to his appointments on time, you have no excuse…lol

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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BenDupre

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#12 posted 02-01-2017 11:04 PM

Nice box.. And nice watches! Are you a watch nut? I would collect watches if I could ever stop collecting tools lol!

Ben

-- The problem with communication is the illusion that it has occurred. – George Bernard Shaw

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FloridaArt

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#13 posted 02-02-2017 01:50 AM

Wow! Perfect.

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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builtinbkyn

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#14 posted 02-02-2017 03:12 AM

Thanks guys. And yeah unfortunately I am a watch nut. Have been for a long time. Oh Grizz, I’m never late for the drop of the puck, kick-off or dinner ;)

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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david38

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#15 posted 02-02-2017 04:56 PM

great looking box

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