"Autumn Sunset" a sculpted Watch Box

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Project by Andy posted 02-03-2012 11:03 PM 7406 views 42 times favorited 55 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a commissioned box to hold 8 wrist watches.
It is bloodwood with a triptych panel of figured western maple bordered with wenge.
The splines are wenge and maple.
The handle is black palm.
The dividers are maple with leopard wood caps.
The finish is lacquer.
The bottom is lined with black suedecloth.

Go here to read the blog on its build and all the problems along the way.

-- If I can do it, so can you.

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#1 posted 02-03-2012 11:10 PM

Wow that’s so beautiful amazing box top to bottom.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 02-03-2012 11:11 PM

Probably to hold nothing but Rolex watches!


Thank you!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#3 posted 02-03-2012 11:12 PM

Outstanding! So full of movement and texture. I want to touch. Your client is very lucky.

-- Peace in Wood ~

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#4 posted 02-03-2012 11:18 PM

Another amazing work of art, Andy!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#5 posted 02-03-2012 11:19 PM

OUTSTANDING little box. Bravo!


-- When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. -- John Muir

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#6 posted 02-03-2012 11:20 PM


I believe your finished piece is evidence of your creativity, problem solving, understanding of materials and tools, colors forms and shapes. You have integrated different forms visual movement and color to produce a place of honor for the watches.

My wife gave me a bunch of watches in a case. simple black manufactured, and it holds all the watches I never wear.

I believe this will hold watches that are worn . LOL

I am in awe of the master!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#7 posted 02-03-2012 11:25 PM

WOW – Just what I expected to see…........ An amazingly beautiful work of art! This just POPS right out at you! The wood combinations, the beautiful grain in the Maple, the color of the Bloodwood and the contrast of the Wenge, OMG, Just plain beautiful! What else can I say Mr. Boxmaster!

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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#8 posted 02-03-2012 11:30 PM

That is mesmerizing! It looks alive! Beautifull.

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien

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#9 posted 02-03-2012 11:34 PM

Amazing! Great job Andy.

-- Dale, Ohio

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#10 posted 02-03-2012 11:36 PM

well as i said in the blog, this is a straight home run, a four star box, your a super box builder and you know the woods to use for them to all gel and compliment each other…...thank you for sharing so much, it helps us learn a whole lot, and maybe one day i will have the guts to try to come close to what you have been doing,,,keep it up and i look forward to your next creation…..grizz

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#11 posted 02-03-2012 11:37 PM

Well, Mr Andy… that is one fantastic box.. I love the triptych…
I have just received my first piece of wenge and it is beautiful…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#12 posted 02-03-2012 11:47 PM


don’t you just hate all this ? LOL

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#13 posted 02-03-2012 11:51 PM

Another great beautiful box. I like everything about it.

-- Paul , Calfornia

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#14 posted 02-04-2012 12:13 AM

Really great looking box, the maple is gorgeous.

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#15 posted 02-04-2012 12:31 AM

Beautiful work.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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