Watch box

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Project by Sawdust4Blood posted 964 days ago 1293 views 3 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife has a thing for watches so for some time I’ve been thinking of making a watch box for her. Two months ago for our anniversary she got me a new Powermatic bandsaw so I figured that it was time to finally getting around to making one.

The box is cherry with a maple inlay band on the top and maple splines in the miters. Since she is hyper concerned about scratches on her watches, I opted to line the inside of the box with self-adhesive velvet instead of flocking.

The finish is BLO and clear lacquer.

-- Greg, Severn MD

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#1 posted 964 days ago

A beautiful box Greg great job.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 964 days ago

Great looking box Greg – I’m sure your wife is over the moon now she has somewhere to keep her watches.


-- Coming soon the new improved Neat hinge!

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#3 posted 964 days ago

Well done, funny my wife just pointed out that I need to make one. I seem to have a thing for watches as well. She said, “you know you have 11 watches now in your bathroom you need to make something for them.” ahh time to stay in the shop a little longer. LOL

Nice box and I’m sue she loves it!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#4 posted 964 days ago

Very nice box. That cherry should oxidize and darken nicely over time

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#5 posted 964 days ago

Nicely done. The tasteful maple inlay is the perfect complement to the cherry.

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#6 posted 964 days ago

beautiful job and a great exchange!

-- Just published my first book - Woodworking for Everyone -

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#7 posted 964 days ago

Great looking box. The maple inlay is a nice subtle touch.

What kind of hinges did you use?

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#8 posted 964 days ago

@Tyler: The hinges are SOSS hidden hinges

Thanks to everyone for your comments

-- Greg, Severn MD

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#9 posted 964 days ago

been looking at doing this myself. I like the sectioned off inside. how big is each cube? how did you make the pillows?

-- Gridlockd

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#10 posted 964 days ago

Great job, love the inlay. Very clean look.

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#11 posted 964 days ago

Very nice, well done.

-- Tom D

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#12 posted 963 days ago

@gridlockd: Each cube is 3-1/4 inches. Not sure if that is a rule but the wife had a lot of little individual boxes that her watches came in and they were all that size so it’s what I made mine. The pillows are stretch velvet (available from Amazon by the yard) cut to about 3-1/2×7 then folded over to 3-1/2 by 3-1/2, sewn most of the way around (while inside out) then turned right side out, stuffed with polyester pillow wadding (from the local craft store) and sewn closed.

-- Greg, Severn MD

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