Watch Case for the Generations

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Project by KelvinGrove posted 12-31-2014 12:31 AM 1806 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My late father in law was a special guy in many ways….not the least of which was that he let me be married to his daughter.

After he passed away I was cleaning some stuff from his shop. A radial arm saw, many power tools, and a lot of hand tools. And in the mix was some plain, old, white oak. There was nothing special about it other than it was his.

I thought a lot about what to do with in. I wanted to do something that would honor him and let me pass something of his to his grand kids. Since there was not a lot of this to work with the projects would have to be small and focused.

This was the first one and it was made for his grandson who has started collecting watches.

This is a simple miter joint box with black walnut splines. This is also the first time I have worked with barrel hinges. They came out OK…but you know how it is…it is never “just right”. The finish is sanded through 600 and four coats of Danish Oil followed by a coat of paste wax.

The recipient seemed to like it and has asked for a bigger one. And I think both the wife and mother-in-law liked it to.

I hope it becomes something important as the years go by.

-- Tim P. Calhoun GA. If traffic is passing you on the right, YOU ARE IN THE WRONG DAMN LANE.

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#1 posted 12-31-2014 01:11 AM

Thats a beautiful little case.

-- Gerry-Abbotsford BC

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#2 posted 12-31-2014 02:06 AM

Mom and I loved it!

-- betterhalf

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#3 posted 12-31-2014 02:21 AM

Nice collection.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#4 posted 12-31-2014 11:34 AM

Simple, elegant, functional….nice build with a great backstory…awesome!!!

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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