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Project by WoodIfIcould posted 665 days ago 1283 views 7 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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





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WoodIfIcould

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#1 posted 665 days ago

Forgot to mention…the watch box is sitting on top of the activity table I made for my 3 yr old son : )

-- Tim, IL

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Monte Pittman

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#2 posted 665 days ago

Beautiful display box. Nicely done.

-- 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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Boxguy

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#3 posted 664 days ago

Wood, welcome to Lumber Jocks. I really like purpose-driven boxes so this one suits me. I like what you have done here. I especially like the rounded edges and tight joinery. Did you see how gfamvd did his pinned box joints in his last few posts? His is the box posted right before yours on the site.

Your box is a sound design that is well executed. I’m sure you will fill it in time (or should I say with time?). Fun to see and enjoy. Thanks for sharing.

A couple of questions:

Are the dividers fastened into the side of the box or just a nice fit inside?

What are your plans if the glass is ever broken?

Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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workerinwood

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#4 posted 664 days ago

Well done, looks great!! Welcome to LJ’s.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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joewilliams

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#5 posted 664 days ago

Well it’s about time! ....well done!

-- Joe - - - something witty should go here - - -

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WoodIfIcould

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#6 posted 664 days ago

Boxguy: thanks for the nice comments! The dividers fit into the sides of the box by means of channels that were routed into the 4 sides to accomodate them. Keeps them snug in place. If the glass is ever broken…guess I am SOL! lol I did consider that when making it but being that it is high up on a dresser, figured it would stay safe….fingers crossed. I could “deconstruct” the lid and replace the glass, if necessary.

-- Tim, IL

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Fishinbo

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#7 posted 664 days ago

Warm and cozy home for pretty watches!

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NiteWalker

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#8 posted 641 days ago

“Now do I save money for another watch or more tools…hmmmm.”
Build a few more, sell on ebay or etsy, have money for a new watch and tool. ;-)

Awesome job. I’ll be building something similar pretty soon.

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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