Maple burl and wenge watch storage box

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Project by AstroGuy posted 11-19-2017 09:06 PM 2558 views 4 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a watch storage box that I constructed to play with some veneering techniques. It is composed of maple burl veneer that I attempted to wrap completely around the box, which worked out ok. The trim is Wenge and the lining and dividers are cherry. It has Brusso hardware and a jewelry box latch in the front which was a delight to install (very nice piece of hardware). The finish is just multiple coats of poly for durability.

Fun project and thanks for looking.

-- Richard

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#1 posted 11-19-2017 11:09 PM

Nice veneer, nice matches, nice box.
Nice work!
Be careful, veneering can become all consuming. ..... don’t ask how I know. :-)

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#2 posted 11-19-2017 11:34 PM

Really nice watch box. I like the combination of woods and the collection of Seiko divers. Oh, and the Seamaster too :)

-- Bill, Yo! Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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#3 posted 11-20-2017 12:44 AM

Very nicely done!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#5 posted 11-20-2017 01:09 AM

Very nicely detailed box. The wood and finish is great.

-- AJ

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#6 posted 11-20-2017 01:11 AM

Very nice work and impressive piece of veneer. The front latch really sets it off.

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#7 posted 11-20-2017 02:07 AM

watch? whats that,does anyone need one? hey your “watch box” though is gorgeous,very nice job with the veneer,works quite well with the maple burl.fantastic job!

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#8 posted 11-20-2017 06:27 AM

Nice box. Awesome veneer.

Got rid of my old watches (all of em beaters) when I figured out my “smart phone” had an Atomic Clock in it. Always know the time now, the beater watches always wanting batteries…..

-- Think safe, be safe

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#9 posted 11-20-2017 12:59 PM

Beautiful Box, Sweet looking Maple Burl!

-- Dennis Zongker

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#10 posted 11-20-2017 01:32 PM

This is such a beautiful box and so nicely done. I love the wood and it is a wonderful eye catcher.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#11 posted 11-20-2017 03:01 PM

Love the box. I’ve got a few that I want to protect in something like that, maybe a cabinet with a watch drawer….IDK. Couple Fossils, Citizen, A couple casio from my Grandfather like 30/40 yrs ago. Awesome work…BTW what material did you use to cushion the watch/hold it in the square.

-- Justin

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#12 posted 11-20-2017 03:13 PM

That’s a beautiful box. What was the “base” under the veneer? Did you veneer before you cut the pieces to size? Vacuum, or other, veneer? I’ve never done any veneering, but I’ve been curious about learning to do so.

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#13 posted 11-20-2017 09:15 PM

Nice work! I just bought the latch and the template from Brusso. Dig you use the brusso template?

-- Petey

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#14 posted 11-20-2017 10:03 PM

Richard, what a beautifully veneered and constructed box. The Wenge serves to frame the maple nicely and should help the box wear better through the years. This has a classic look and uses classic materials. What a fine design and wonderful craftsmanship. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#15 posted 11-20-2017 11:09 PM

The book matched veneer look very nice. Well done

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