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Project by woodcut posted 185 days ago 464 views 5 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I saw a picture of a country watch hutch in John A.Nelson’s book “Country Classics” and thought of my Grandfather’s watch I had boxed away in a drawer for the last 20 years. The watch deserved a better home.

Inspired by the plans in Nelson’s book, from straight-grained pine and is about 7 1/2×5 x 2 1/2. The door is half-lapped and I hand cut the dovetails for the case, held together with hide glue. The inside is painted black to accentuate the watch and the exterior is finished with garnet shellac.

The hutch is simple, no frills, and understated… and in that regard similar to the watch’s former owner.

Thanks for looking…
c

-- Carl, Iowa





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Northwest29

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#1 posted 185 days ago

A fitting home for a family treasure, nicely done. I too have one in a drawer that needs a fitting home. Thanks.

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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ChuckV

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#2 posted 185 days ago

Carl,

That is great. I too have an antique pocket watch that was my grandfather’s. I have been thinking about how to display it better. I never even knew that there was something called a watch hutch.

Thanks for the post.

-- “That it will never come again / Is what makes life so sweet. ” ― Emily Dickinson

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Tootles

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#3 posted 183 days ago

The beauty of this is in its simplicity. It’s great! I really like the way you have used an eye to hang it.

-- I may have lost my marbles, but I still have my love of woodworking

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Fishinbo

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#4 posted 182 days ago

Wonderful display case for an antique and treasured watch. Impressive dovetails and beautiful finish. Great job!

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