Watch Box #4: Glueing in the medallion

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Blog entry by Andy posted 12-28-2011 02:42 AM 6023 reads 3 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 3: Fitting the medallion Part 4 of Watch Box series Part 5: Hinges, Handle, Dividers »

This shows the medallion getting glued in place. I decided to do a loose fit between the medallion and lid on this one due to the fact that I just couldn keep the bloodwood from chipping out even with a new cutter and climb cutting. I have done this before, filling the gap with black epoxy for a shadow line effect. I am using spacers to even out the gap.

Before fitting the medallion I had ran a router around the inside of the box and cut a 3/8” x 3/8” rabbit for the lid to set down into.Then I carefully cut both ends of the lid until it fit into recess evenly and very snugly. Later shaping and sanding will ease the fit as needed.
Here is a close up of the rough fit.

To clarify, this is the lid to the body picture, not the medallion.

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

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#1 posted 12-28-2011 02:59 AM

Wish I had just a small amount of your skill.

Another great blog.

Thanks for sharing.

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#2 posted 12-28-2011 03:20 AM

Still holding my breath, Andy! Looking good!

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

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Joe Lyddon

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#3 posted 12-28-2011 03:39 AM

You’re making progress!

Thank you…

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#4 posted 12-28-2011 04:06 AM

Beautiful work in progress. 1 question please: what are the spacers/ wedges in front and behind medallion in the first pic? I thought the medallion was cut to fit tightly. I was following right along and then this lost me!

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

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#5 posted 12-28-2011 04:18 AM

the first picture where the spacers or whatever they are is not the second picture, the first one is the very center of the top, the second picture is the whole top…, do you follow me andy…or did i make things worse…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#6 posted 12-28-2011 06:02 AM

Nice work Andy. I’m anxious to see the end result. Thanks for sharing.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#7 posted 12-28-2011 06:06 AM

Thanks Grizzman, thats correct. I did rewrite a few lines and hope its better now.
I was rushed when I posted this page, sorry for the confusion.

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

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#8 posted 12-28-2011 06:15 AM

Andy, That clears it up nicely. Grizz, You REALLY confused me with your explanation but we are still buddies! LOL

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

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#9 posted 12-28-2011 05:18 PM

Andy: This is coming along beautifully. How many hours to this point?

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#10 posted 12-28-2011 06:13 PM

AHHHHH man u stoped here. LOL I love following your blogs Andy I know I haven’t been here awhile but I had to take a peek at this one. I have an extensive watch collection my self it’s about 50 time pieces and I’m lookin to get about another 5-10 in the next few months so i have to make a watch box myself but I want it to hold atleast 50-100 watches i might need to make a couple of them. Very Good start Andy look forward to seeing the rest of build, sorry work I’ve been on a bmx website for a little.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://[email protected]

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#11 posted 12-28-2011 06:25 PM

Andy, this series looks great. I’ll go back and start at the beginning.


-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#12 posted 12-30-2011 12:22 AM

Thanks everyone.
@Karson- Hard to say, my correspondance with the customer, design time, selecting materials, photographs, not included, I would estimate about 30 hours. My time is not used efficiently to be fair because I do a little here and there as I can. And I tend to be extra cautious in setting up for every phase since I do each step so infrequently. I tried to do several boxes for a production run years ago, but they had no life, they looked stamped out to much for my taste. For making money thats ok, but my main motive is to express myself and make each box a little different than the next. That wastes time too if thats how a person wants to look at it, always trying new things, cutting this or that, being merciless and throwing it away if it doesnt look right, and so on.
So to be fair, if I was to make another box just like this one, and if I had a block of time uninterrupted, I think it would take about 3 days to do.

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

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#13 posted 12-30-2011 12:24 AM

@ Ike, I hope to have the next page posted soon, so keep watching (pun intended)

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

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