|Project by Terdy||posted 02-01-2007 01:02 AM||2195 views||1 time favorited||11 comments|
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!!