A watchmakers Crystal Cabinet

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Project by MSRiverdog posted 09-20-2017 01:13 PM 1586 views 3 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This cabinet was made for a watch maker to hold watch crystals and to mount a crystal press. Originally designed for Ribbon Sapele I came across this figured Sapele and decided to go with it. Lock mitered on the top, middle and bottom boards are mortised into the sides, 2 coats of Pre-Cat Lacquer finish to keep it subtle, last pic sides sprayed with mineral spirits to show the grain. 17 drawers sized for watchmaker supplied inserts and all hand fitted to the case.


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#1 posted 09-20-2017 01:18 PM

Wow! very beautiful!

-- Pete

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#2 posted 09-20-2017 01:39 PM

Very nice work

-- -Paul, South Carolina Structural Engineer by trade, Crappy Woodworker by choice

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#3 posted 09-20-2017 01:48 PM

This is a wonderful shop cabinet that is nice for all sorts of parts. It’s a great addition to your shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#4 posted 09-20-2017 02:07 PM

Very nice work. And that figured Sapele is beautiful.

-- Calgary Bill

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#5 posted 09-20-2017 02:44 PM

Beautiful case

-- Bill - Rochester MI

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#6 posted 09-20-2017 02:49 PM

beautiful, thanks for sharing

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#7 posted 09-20-2017 03:01 PM

That’s fantastic.

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#8 posted 09-20-2017 05:21 PM

Drawers look fantastic! Hardware/handles too.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#9 posted 09-21-2017 01:16 AM

Gorgeous finish.

-- AJ, Long Island. New York

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#10 posted 09-21-2017 11:40 AM

Very nice, lots of work and love went into that piece!

-- Doug...

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#11 posted 09-22-2017 12:09 AM

Awesome drawers, love the dovetail

-- "Here am I, send me" - The True Craftsman

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#12 posted 09-22-2017 02:45 AM

Very impressive piece !! The drawer alignment and fit means you have patience. Love the wood and the finish, great job.

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#13 posted 09-23-2017 08:10 AM

Wow! Very very nice!

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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#14 posted 09-26-2017 08:50 PM

Nice job and congratulations on your ‘Daily Top 3’ award.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#15 posted 09-26-2017 08:50 PM

Lovely project.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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