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Project by lanwater posted 05-18-2010 11:37 PM 2477 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 (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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#1 posted 05-19-2010 12:29 AM

That looks pretty cool. Very nicely done.

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#2 posted 05-19-2010 01:00 AM

Wow, really unique! Great idea.


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#3 posted 05-19-2010 02:43 AM

Cool Idea

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#4 posted 05-19-2010 02:53 AM

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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#5 posted 05-19-2010 02:57 AM

Great Job. Looks very good.

-- lejeune,Québec

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#6 posted 05-19-2010 03:52 AM

Looks great. Very nicely done. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#7 posted 05-19-2010 05:55 AM

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

-- David - Houston, Texas. (

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#8 posted 05-19-2010 06:53 AM

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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#9 posted 05-19-2010 12:55 PM

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

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#10 posted 05-19-2010 06:32 PM

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

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#11 posted 05-19-2010 06:50 PM

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

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#12 posted 05-27-2010 01:17 AM

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

-- ~Just A Guy With A Hammer~

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#13 posted 06-25-2010 07:16 AM

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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#14 posted 06-25-2010 07:54 AM

Thats the first time I have seen that

Nice idea

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

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#15 posted 10-21-2010 02:29 AM


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