|Project by lanwater||posted 05-18-2010 11:37 PM||2156 views||7 times favorited||15 comments|
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