|Project by WoodIfIcould||posted 530 days ago||1181 views||6 times favorited||8 comments|
Recently finished… Finally, a nice home for some of my watches. I do not see many of these on LJ so thought I would share, and maybe inspire someone else who is interested in new and/or vintage watches. I am still in the process of making custom cushions for the watches – so the ones presently in the box compartments are a mixed bag. Anyway, the box sides are Curly Maple. The top is Birdseye Maple. The dividers are red oak. Real glass insert – not plexi. First time using barrel hinges – pretty nice and very neat looking. A short chain serves as a lid stay. The oak dividers were routed and all interlock together and into the sides of the box – no glue. Went with a box joint vs. dovetail. I think mitred corners w/ splines would also look nice. Box was finished with muliple coats of shellac and finally with wax. Now do I save money for another watch or more tools…hmmmm.
-- Tim, IL