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Project by Joshuah posted 05-20-2012 03:44 AM 3048 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Birthdays always give me a chance to get a little more personal with my woodworking projects. My brother-in-law is a fan of crazy and out there, so I have free reign! For this project I knew he needed a box for his pocket watch, so this is what I came up with.

I believe the brown-redish wood is Ribbon Mahogany (though if I am please correct me since I have more and it would be nice to know what I am working with). The edge banding is Zebra wood, which is really hard to work with cutting it cross grain as it becomes very, very fragile.

The hinge addition was a later add on. Though I always wanted to put wood hinges on it, the idea for purpleheart was to spice it up and give it some flare.

-- -Joshuah





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lawrence

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#1 posted 05-20-2012 03:51 AM

That’s a wonderful little box. How did you do the inscription in the lid?

Thanks for sharing,
Lawrence

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Joshuah

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#2 posted 05-20-2012 04:05 AM

Thanks Lawrence,
I actually completed this project before I had my branding iron, so the inscription is by hand with a little wood burner I have.

-- -Joshuah

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HillbillyShooter

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#3 posted 05-20-2012 12:37 PM

Very nice. I particularly like the hinges and the use of Zebrawood.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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stefang

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#4 posted 05-20-2012 02:24 PM

A timeless design (or maybe not with the watch in it). Good work Joshua and a thoughtful gift too.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Woodwrecker

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#5 posted 05-20-2012 02:43 PM

That is one super cool box, and those hinges are out of this world !
Nice work Joshuah !

-- All glory comes from daring to begin.

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#6 posted 05-20-2012 06:45 PM

Very fine work, turned out great

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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Joshuah

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#7 posted 05-20-2012 07:29 PM

Thanks for the kind comments.

Hillbillyshooter and Woodwrecker- I am actually getting to be a big fan of wood hinges, there is something so natural about them…other than the being made out of wood part!

-- -Joshuah

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gfadvm

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#8 posted 05-21-2012 01:33 AM

Nice job on this box. The zebra banding looks tedious. I am a wooden hinge addict and I’m warning you, there is no cure! But they are really fun. See how many different types you can make.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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FloridaArt

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#9 posted 05-21-2012 10:02 PM

Very nice job!

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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Ben Dittenbir

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#10 posted 10-12-2012 01:58 PM

This is a amazing box.

-- Ben - California

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