|Project by Blackie_||posted 12-19-2013 12:50 AM||4414 views||9 times favorited||26 comments|
Here is a custom made watch box per customers specs, she wanted a box to house 20 men’s watches and since I’d never made one before, I acquired assistance from Big Al (Boxguy) for this project a big thanks goes out to him. the assistance I needed was on how to make the partitions and with this help I managed to make what you see in the pictures, I first took his suggestion on using (wooden) venetian blinds but only the color wasn’t the right color so instead of buying a different set / color I decided to make them from scratch also using the same wood, the wooden hinges and splines are the only part of the box that didn’t come from her property they are Walnut, all of the inserts are removable.
The story behind this build;
The tree (Hackberry) that I used in this project actually came from the customers property, her back yard, it was a live tree when it was blown down by high winds, she had no idea what could become of it but she had some sort of an idea as she contacted my local meetup woodworkers group spoke with the coordinator and he contacted me, hooked me up with customer, when I got the the ladies house the wood was still fresh green and white as snow, I took several logs home and stuck them in my spalting pile for just over a year and the outcome is what you see, this is my very first attempt at spalting but the research I did paid off.
The customer was amazed with the wood and the box, she was very… happy and since she offered me the wood I gave her a nice discount on it, I’m sure her husband is going to be surprised with the box and the fact it was their tree.
The box measures 13” x 6” x 7” it is finished in one coat of tung oil, two coats of satin wipe poly and a final coat of paste wax.
Thanks for looking and comments are always enjoyed and replied too.
Merry Christmas to all
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