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Project by Drew - Rock-n H Woodshop posted 02-11-2014 08:20 PM 1315 views 3 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a commission project that one of my coworkers wanted for a birthday gift for her friend. I had a tight timeline to finish it and wasn’t able to do all I wanted to, like secure the glass with wood instead of glazing tips and mortise the hinges. I worked on this for 2 hours a night for five nights and finished as far as I could get at 1130 pm the night before delivery. I was so tired I slept most of the next morning and didn’t do a thing.

This case construction is Walnut mitered at that corners. Features dovetail keys and splines made from poplar. The Keys go all the way around the box, in two locations per corner, reinforcing the miters. The key on the front lower half, however, are false and are purely for looks. I wanted to keep it symmetrical without sacrificing function. When the drawer closes the keys line up perfectly. The top has splines to reinforce the mitered frame that holds the plexi-glass cover. Inside the case holds 10 watch display pillows that I got from Amazon. The drawer is for odds and ends stuff.

Hope you like it. The customer was very pleased and happy to get it.

Drew Short
Rock-n H Woodshop
https://www.youtube.com/rhwoodshop

-- Drew -- "I cut it twice and it's still too short!"- Rock-n H Woodshop - Moore, OK





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jordanp

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#1 posted 02-11-2014 08:29 PM

I don’t own any watches that nice!.. Beautiful work.. simply amazing.

-- J. Palmer Woodworks - Rockwall TX -I woke up this morning thinking “man, I really hope someone posted some soul scarring sh*t on LJs today.” -- - Billy

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Drew - Rock-n H Woodshop

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#2 posted 02-11-2014 08:31 PM

Thanks a lot Jordan! I don’t own two watches let alone 10. The customer had 8. Yikes

-- Drew -- "I cut it twice and it's still too short!"- Rock-n H Woodshop - Moore, OK

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woodshaver

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#3 posted 02-12-2014 12:14 AM

Great looking box, really nice work Drew!

Edit… I think I should of said Case!

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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Drew - Rock-n H Woodshop

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#4 posted 02-12-2014 12:16 AM

Thanks a lot, Tony, I appreciate it!!

-- Drew -- "I cut it twice and it's still too short!"- Rock-n H Woodshop - Moore, OK

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lew

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#5 posted 02-12-2014 12:16 AM

Really like the dovetail splines and the way you integrated them into the drawer.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Drew - Rock-n H Woodshop

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#6 posted 02-12-2014 12:18 AM

Thank you. The splines in the drawer were kind of a last-minute decision. But it was a challenge that I haven’t done before and thought I would give it a shot. I think it turned out good.

-- Drew -- "I cut it twice and it's still too short!"- Rock-n H Woodshop - Moore, OK

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#7 posted 02-12-2014 01:33 AM

great case,drew.the splines really make it stand out.nice work!!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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gfadvm

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#8 posted 02-12-2014 01:35 AM

Nice job on this display case/box. I especially like how you did the dovetail keys on the drawers.

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

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Rick

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#9 posted 02-12-2014 01:50 AM

Very Nice Project Indeed! Thanks For Sharing.

Rick

-- Deodorant is like Common Sense. Those who need it the most, never use it.

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Roger

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#10 posted 02-12-2014 01:57 AM

Fantastic Drew. What a gr8 project.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Drew - Rock-n H Woodshop

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#11 posted 02-12-2014 02:39 AM

Thank you guys, I’m glad you like it.

-- Drew -- "I cut it twice and it's still too short!"- Rock-n H Woodshop - Moore, OK

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#12 posted 02-12-2014 12:47 PM

Very nice. Love the look of the splines, especially how you used them with the drawer. Good work!

-- Chris, http://www.youtube.com/CMRwoodworks , FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/cmrwoodworks1 , Proverbs 16:9

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#13 posted 02-12-2014 01:49 PM

Looks really nice. I like the miter locks.

-- When it feels like a job, it isn't a hobby anymore.

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Drew - Rock-n H Woodshop

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#14 posted 02-12-2014 02:07 PM

Thanks you guys. That seems to be the consensus about the splines…. ;)

-- Drew -- "I cut it twice and it's still too short!"- Rock-n H Woodshop - Moore, OK

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