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Project by jbschutz posted 09-06-2012 01:14 AM 2255 views 7 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Walnut Jewelry Box with carved sailboat detail. A young lady from NYC happened upon my website and contacted me about making a box for her boyfriend’s watch collection. After a few emails, I sent her a sketch of a box that would hold ten watches. She was pleased with the plan and gave me the go-ahead. Well, before I could even begin, they broke up….But, she decided she wanted the box for herself… as a jewelry box.
This is the result…..Solid Walnut with quarter-sawn oak interior tray and dividers, carved sailboat of walnut and curly maple sailing through a walnut sea with a “sun-streak” of sapwood. Approx. 12×8 inches and finished with hand-rubbed poly. The trays are lined with black suede.

-- jbschutz www.johnschutz.com





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longgone

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#1 posted 09-06-2012 01:23 AM

I think it is a very nice box jb….It is good that she still wanted it after the breakup. I hope you always get a good deposit for your commissions since all things do not normally work out thie good.

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LittlePaw

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#2 posted 09-06-2012 01:26 AM

It is a “knock-em-dead-gorgeous” watch/jewelry box! It would be perfect for my watch collection!

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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HillbillyShooter

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#3 posted 09-06-2012 01:44 AM

Very nicely done. I particularly like the way the oak and walnut compliment one another.

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

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#4 posted 09-06-2012 01:54 AM

The lid tones make for a nice sunset setting on the passing sailboat, nice arrangement…BC

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Greg3G

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#5 posted 09-06-2012 02:02 AM

Excellent work. It is a beautiful box. Great wood selection and details.

-- Greg - Charles Town, WV

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Monte Pittman

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#6 posted 09-06-2012 02:48 AM

Beautiful work on the box.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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dnick

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#7 posted 09-06-2012 02:55 AM

A really nice use of that wood. Nothing better than beautiful wood & great craftsmanship & functional.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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Ian Hawthorne

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#8 posted 09-06-2012 04:00 AM

Great work JB!

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majuvla

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#9 posted 09-06-2012 04:23 AM

Beautiful box. Beautiful intarsia detail on top.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#10 posted 09-06-2012 04:30 AM

Lovely box, nice color and style.

-- Tom D

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Roger

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#11 posted 09-06-2012 11:16 AM

Beautiful box, and really nice wood combos, and design

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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Bradford

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#12 posted 09-06-2012 11:37 AM

His loss, her gain. I’m glad it worked out this way. Now she can promote your work with a great break up story.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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cajunpen

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#13 posted 09-06-2012 02:42 PM

You really nailed this one. Very well done!

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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Fishinbo

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#14 posted 09-06-2012 08:58 PM

Sometimes, unfortunate circumstances produce better things. Exhibit A. Excellent work!

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#15 posted 09-06-2012 09:16 PM

No matter what happened to her you made her an outstanding box. Well done.

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