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Project by wallybob posted 1579 days ago 1562 views 6 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A watch box made at the request of my wife, the watch collector. As an avid quilt collector I have numerous quilt patterns. Two of my wife’s favorites are our double wedding ring and what my Mom calls tumbling blocks. My wife asked if I could build her a box with the tumbling block pattern for the bedroom. This is my attempt at it. I have a long way to go before I feel proficient at it but with all the information here at LJ I think I have a good start.

The box is made of Walnut, Pecan, and Cherry, with Red Gum trim and legs.

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#1 posted 1579 days ago

Wow, that looks great! I like the curved sides and the “tumbling blocks”.

How did you cut the small pieces of wood that make up the pattern?

-- "The unexpected, when it happens, generally happens when you least expect it."

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#2 posted 1579 days ago

Good work. Those curves add a nice touch.

The other name for tumbling blocks is Louis Cube, after one of the French kings. Might be Louis XIV, can’t remember.

Its a treat to see patterns on more than one box face. Thank you for posting.


-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#3 posted 1579 days ago

I like your choice of woods.

-- Kate,

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Mary Anne

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#4 posted 1579 days ago

You’ve done an excellent job with it. I’m still struggling to get tumbling blocks to work on a flat surface, nevermind trying to turn it into a box.

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#5 posted 1579 days ago

Looks good
Thanks for posting

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#6 posted 1579 days ago

Beautiful box, very well made. Awesome!

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#7 posted 1579 days ago

Excellent box. I know your wife will get a lot of good use out of it.

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.

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#8 posted 1579 days ago

If this is your first one I’d say you are off and running with this design.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#9 posted 1579 days ago

That is a beautiful box!

-- When you know better you do better.

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#10 posted 1579 days ago

Nice pattern and choice of wood. Oh yes, very nice final product as well!

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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Walt M.

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#11 posted 1579 days ago

Well done

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#12 posted 1579 days ago

Nice Box. Your wife will enjoy it. My wife walked in while I was looking at this and she likes it too.

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#13 posted 1579 days ago

Very nicely done. You did a beautiful job on this piece. If you have a long ways to go, I would hate to see what you can do when you get there!

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#14 posted 1579 days ago

Great looking watch box.

-- Ray , Florence Alabama

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#15 posted 1579 days ago

nice design, great choice of woods.

-- Lumberdog.. Michigan

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