Watch Box #1: How it started

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Blog entry by Andy posted 12-28-2011 01:03 AM 14201 reads 17 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
no previous part Part 1 of Watch Box series Part 2: Cutting and assembly »

This blog will show progress on an ArtBox I am building for a client.

In September I received an email from a gentleman named Sean asking if I was interested in making a custom box to display his wrist watch collection. I said I typically dont do commission work for several reasons, but if he wanted to send me details I would look it over before deciding.
We worked out the bugs and I agreed to make a box to hold eight watches.

The color of the wood and the grain were important as well as how it would look finished. Bloodwood was selected for its rich color and its non-porous grain which would give a smooth finish. The panel for the lid as well as the handle would be western quilted maple.

Check out my website and leave a comment on the blog page. I need feedback from anyone who has the time. I would appreciate any criticism so I can make changes as needed. If you have a website you would like me to link to send it along and I will consider it. Also see if you arent already on the LINKS page and perhaps one of your comments was used in the Gallery. Click on a picture to get a larger view and at the bottom of the page you will find the comments.
Thanks for your help.
Stay tuned.

-- If I can do it, so can you.

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#1 posted 12-28-2011 01:07 AM

Wow, you never seem to have a bad day.
What I see is beautiful.
Looking forward to the rest of the series.

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Joe Lyddon

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#2 posted 12-28-2011 01:08 AM


That wood at the top of pic looks like fancy Ribbon!
... it’s hard to see how God made that in WOOD!!
... it’s SO Beautiful!

That is going to be ONE BEAUTIFUL box!

Looking forward to seeing the finished project.

Thank you!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

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#3 posted 12-28-2011 01:14 AM

Andy…I look forward to seeing your watchbox progress. You have selected some great woods and I know it will be an eyecatcher…You always WOW us all with your work.

Your website looks really nice. It is a necessity to have one these days. I am working on my site and they always seem to be a constant work in progress.

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#4 posted 12-28-2011 01:19 AM

Andy, I love your choice of wood. Quilted maple has been my all time favorite – just can’t seem to find any! I will be looking forward to seeing the progress on this project!

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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#5 posted 12-28-2011 01:19 AM

Your the van Gogh of the box world . Your work is always amazing. Nice web site too.

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#6 posted 12-28-2011 01:20 AM

Can’t wait to see the progression of the blog and the watchbox Andy. I am sure it will be truly informative like your previous blogs.

I also checked out your website and I must compliment you on the entire site. It is clean, clear and the photography is outstanding! Job well done….... I am also working on my website and hope to have it up in the next month or so. Greg is right, it is a necessity to have one these days.

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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#7 posted 12-28-2011 01:28 AM

Mighty nice of you to give us some tips.
Thanks Andy.

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#8 posted 12-28-2011 02:45 AM

Thank you all for the kind words.
@ Gene, thanks and BTW all the photos are my own.

-- If I can do it, so can you.

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#9 posted 12-28-2011 03:08 AM

I could tell the photo’s were yours…... the quality matches the boxes!
An excellent 2nd hobby / talent !

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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#10 posted 12-28-2011 04:13 AM

Thanks for doing another blog Andy, I have learned so much from your past ones, and I am looking forward to each episode of this one. Your choice in wood is amazing and will make one fine box. I am heading over to check out your your website now.

Thanks again,

-- JoeyG ~~~

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#11 posted 12-06-2012 06:33 AM

Andy wow all your boxes look wonderful. Thanks for all the help in making our own.

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