Watch Collector's display box

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Project by Rob posted 590 days ago 971 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi everyone,

Its been a while, but…
I thought I’d post a recent project of mine for you to see.

This is a box I made for a chap who collects watches. He needed a box with 10 compartments each of which has a 4” x 4” black leatherette pillow for the watches to be clipped onto. There are three timbers in the box. The carcass is Curly Jarrah (West Australia) as is the lid panel, The compartment dividers are Birds eye Huon Pine (Tasmania) and the lid edging is Fiddle back Tasmanian Blackwood. The box is finished with Wattyl Teak oil, burnished to give durability to the finish, and “Traditional Wax” from UBeaut.
The tools used were Generic Band saw, table saw and thicknesser, KS120, ETS150/3, DTS400, TS75 and a generic router table and Triton Router.




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#1 posted 590 days ago

Beautiful box, Rob. I like your curly jarrah and the fiddleback Tamanian blackwood. They are prettier than the curly maple that I am familiar with.

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

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robert triplett

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#2 posted 590 days ago

That is some pretty wood. The box isn’t bad either !! Nice work. If i ever make a trip your way, I can see suitcases with no clothes in them for the return trip. Just wood.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and so little time!

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#3 posted 590 days ago

Nice box, and beautiful wood and finish! Well done.

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

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Monte Pittman

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#4 posted 590 days ago

Nice looking box. Beautiful wood.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#5 posted 590 days ago

Very nice work with eye catching wood—great job.

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

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#6 posted 589 days ago

Those look like rare earth magnets in the lid. Do you have any concerns about getting those expensive watches too close to the magnets? Just curious.
Nice job on the box

-- "Imagination is more important than knowledge" Bibb in CO at

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#7 posted 589 days ago

Looks like a little coffin. But surely, it is beautiful!

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#8 posted 589 days ago

A worthy box to house a precious collection!

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#9 posted 589 days ago

You did a beautiful job of this but I am really envious of your woods.

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

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#10 posted 589 days ago

Rob, since I like purpose-driven boxes, this one suits me just fine. The wood selection is outstanding. The figured Jarrah is especially beautiful. The finish looks lovely. I don’t get the need for the magnets. Looks like with a top this thick it wouldn’t have any trouble staying closed. Building it with sides and then cutting the top free would cut down on warping if that is an issue. link

The quadrant hinge is a nice touch, but they are a bear to install properly. Nice job on the photos. Looks like a beautiful table it is sitting on too. Thanks for sharing this beautiful, well made project with us. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#11 posted 588 days ago

Nice job on the jarrah Rob.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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