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Project by lanwater posted 1534 days ago 1961 views 7 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been doing some cabinet for my shop in the garage and this is the first “non-cabinet” project that I do on my own. The other project were all made within a class setting.

I did this project about 2 weeks ago. It took about 4 hours to complete.
This is not my design; I bought the plan from woodstore.net (pretty detailed).

I used primarily the bandsaw the sander, the drill press and the router.
Two kind of wood were used (as suggested in the plan): Oak and Walnut.

I still have to complete the finish. So far I only applied 1 layer of true and tried varnish oil.

I also skipped a lot of sanding. I just want to see how it looks.

The router is not really needed but I did not have a 2-3/8” fostner bit to make the hole that encase the watch mechanism. So I drilled a 2” diameter hole with the largest bit I have.
I then made a template from a 1/4 plywood that I cut a circle of 2-1/2 inch diameter. I put a bushing on my router and rout is to the proper size.

I will probably redo it again and slow down on the cuts and sanding.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA





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chuck24

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#1 posted 1534 days ago

That looks pretty cool. Very nicely done.

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Jordan

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#2 posted 1534 days ago

Wow, really unique! Great idea.

-- http://www.jordanstraker.com

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a1Jim

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#3 posted 1533 days ago

Cool Idea

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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tdv

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#4 posted 1533 days ago

Clever idea do you have wrists like Popeye?
Well done

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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lejeune

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#5 posted 1533 days ago

Great Job. Looks very good.

-- lejeune,Québec

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ND2ELK

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#6 posted 1533 days ago

Looks great. Very nicely done. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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DavidH

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#7 posted 1533 days ago

wow, good job, great idea; i haven’t seen this plan before, good execution.

-- David - Houston, Texas. (http://www.justsquareenough.com/)

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falegniam

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#8 posted 1533 days ago

i’d put that in my home on display. very good job, it looks natural.

-- If you work you eat - If you don't work, you eat, drink, and sleep.

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Maveric777

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#9 posted 1533 days ago

I think this is awesome! I love things like this. You did a great job!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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lanwater

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#10 posted 1533 days ago

you guys are very kind.
Thanks for all the positive comments.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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Mary Anne

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#11 posted 1533 days ago

This is really cool. Now I want one. :)

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JAGWAH

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#12 posted 1526 days ago

Yep great idea. Glad to know I won’t be stealing your design. 8)

-- ~Just A Guy With A Hammer~

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terrilynne

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#13 posted 1496 days ago

Nice job! I know how you feel about wanting to see the colors come out. I have to make myself slow down. I’m like a little kid at Christmas! It just makes you feel good to make something with your own hands.

-- Terri, Rocky Mountain High Colorado!

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Moron

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#14 posted 1496 days ago

Thats the first time I have seen that

Nice idea

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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woodgrain411

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#15 posted 1378 days ago

nice

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