PocketWatch - Bolivian Rosewood

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Project by mleedix posted 01-07-2010 08:23 PM 1882 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Not sure about the wood. It is obviously a type of rosewood but neither my supplier or myself are positive of the exact species. None the less it’s absolutely lovely to work with. Finished this peice down as fine as we could go. The picture shows a bit of a rough spot on the clock lense, this is protective plastic. This was a gift for a dear friend that helped my family while I was having surgery recently.

Finish is three coats of poly with three coats of beeswax deeply buffed in over the top for an easy restore when the fingerprints build up.

Now I just need an excuse to make more watches. It was a fun project, simple but satisfing.

As for the wood, if I’m wrong and you know the species let me know as there is more of it laying out here.

-- - Michael "Over 300000 species of trees, yet we take the credit for their beauty..."

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#1 posted 01-07-2010 10:48 PM

What a cool gift. I could see why you woudl like an excuse to make more.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#2 posted 01-08-2010 12:37 AM

this is wonderful!!!
a beautiful piece and the wood, whatever kind it is—is stunning.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#3 posted 01-08-2010 01:06 AM

looks great special from back
that looks like one of the planet there is in the sunssystem


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#4 posted 01-08-2010 08:28 AM

Fantastic watch. Love that wood.

Keep it up.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#5 posted 01-08-2010 01:26 PM

Great job! as for the type of wood, I find names sometimes get turned around with the S American varieties to suit the buyer. Just enjoy it’s beauty.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#6 posted 01-08-2010 02:44 PM

One fine looking watch…..... well done

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#7 posted 08-30-2010 11:30 PM

where did you get the watch works cool project

-- Richie, PA - " from rough cut to fine rustic furniture "

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#8 posted 08-30-2010 11:48 PM

The chain and watchworks came seperately from Woodcraft. I have seen them other places on the net as well.

-- - Michael "Over 300000 species of trees, yet we take the credit for their beauty..."

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