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Project by Terdy posted 02-01-2007 01:02 AM 2002 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a labor of love for my wife. She is an avid watch collector. I had previously designed and built a watch case for her that ended up selling at the gallery where my work is shown.

This piece is constructed of Peruvian Walnut and American Cherry. The body of the case is joined with hand-cut dovetails. The coopered door is attached with wooden hinges. The door is completed with a hand-carved handle made from cherry. All interior shelves and supports utilize sliding dovetail joinery. The four upper compartments house nubuck leather watch pillows (2 in each cubby) that alow for storage of up to eight watches.

The drawer is also constructed with hand-cut dovetails (boy, those were sure small pins and tails)!! The drawer has a lift-out tray and reveals a lower storage compartment. Both the drawer bottom and lift-out tray are lined with the same nubuck leather.

The hinges were constructed utilizing the Incra hinge-crafter. This was my first run at making hinges. They are constructed of cherry with brass pins.

The piece was finished with BLO and seven coats of sprayed clear shellac.

Logic would say, the smaller the piece the quicker you can build it, but this did not hold true for this project. This ended up taking 47 hours to complete.

Looking forward to your comments and feedback!!

-- Terry





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dennis mitchell

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#1 posted 02-01-2007 03:08 AM

Nice job. Walnut and cherry are always a nice combination. What type of finish is BLO?... no let me guess boiled linseed oil? Is preuvian walnut naturaly that much darker?

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Terdy

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#2 posted 02-01-2007 04:25 AM

Thanks for the comments. You guessed it, BLO. Peruvian Walnut is typically much darker than black walnut and much more fragile…..blows out very easily. It added a whole new dimension to the hand-cut dovetails….Looks like we are neighbors as I am also from Idaho, the other end though – 10 miles from the Canadian border. Thanks again!!!

-- Terry

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scottb

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#3 posted 02-01-2007 04:31 AM

Very nice. I like the wide spacing on the dovetails on the drawers.

With your wife being an avid watch collector, does that mean you’ll have to make her more of these?

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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bud

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#4 posted 02-01-2007 08:27 AM

Very fine work, nicely done,

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Don

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#5 posted 02-01-2007 11:28 AM

Terry, this is a most unusual piece. I like it a lot. With those puffy pillows, it’s sort of a bed for jewelry. The contrast between the light and dark wood and the leather pillows works real well. Nice work!

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://www.dpb-photos.com/

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MsDebbieP

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#6 posted 02-01-2007 02:37 PM

This is beautiful—I love the leaf!!

some day I’ll have a display for the watches that own. Don’t think that it will match this though!!! Well done

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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bradygaster

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#7 posted 05-20-2007 06:03 AM

I’ve been trying to think of a way to do something similar for my father-in-law. Did you just use tiny leather pillows for the “holders?”

-- Brady Gaster, Indian Trail NC

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oscorner

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#8 posted 05-21-2007 04:04 AM

I really like the colors of the two woods and the leaf on the door for a knob. Great finish, too.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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PanamaJack

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#9 posted 05-21-2007 03:48 PM

This is very cool. Nice dovetails. Beautiful combo of woods on this project.

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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mot

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#10 posted 10-29-2007 03:52 PM

I’m just cruising through your projects, Terry. This is a really nice box!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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trifern

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#11 posted 06-29-2008 05:54 PM

Beautiful piece of furniture.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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