Custom watch box gift

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Project by AstroGuy posted 11-11-2018 10:09 PM 833 views 4 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This box is a gift for my son on his 16th birthday. I’m a watch enthusiast and he is starting to enjoy the hobby. The box is made of solid walnut grain wrapped around the sides. The top is book matched burl veneer with banding. Inside is a custom designed liner (finished with milk paint) with space for his three watches which is removable and can be changed in the future. External finish is just sprayed lacquer.

Thanks for looking.

Best wishes.

-- Richard

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#1 posted 11-12-2018 04:40 AM

Nice work, Richard.

-- "My god has more wood than your god" ... G. Carlin.

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#2 posted 11-12-2018 11:33 AM

That top is stunning and the box is very elegant. What a great way to support his interest in a great hobby!
I’m interested in the hardware if you wouldn’t mind sharing your source…

-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl,

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Kaleb the Swede

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#3 posted 11-12-2018 02:24 PM

That is a nice box. Love how you put the knot in front too. Gave it some character

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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#4 posted 11-13-2018 12:05 AM

beautiful box,i love that you highlighted the knot surprised he has an interest in watches,i didnt think most 16 year olds even knew what they were any more-lol.nice work richard.

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

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#5 posted 11-13-2018 04:35 AM

Thanks everyone for the comments.

I did like the knot in the front and just stabilized it with some epoxy.

The hardware is a jewelry box catch (JB-828) from Brusso. The quadrant hinges are just the standard small ones from Rockler. The box has small magnets in the corners to give it a satisfying “snap” when it closes.

I’d generally agree about kids and watches. I guess my son likes watches because his dad does….

-- Richard

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#6 posted 11-13-2018 09:33 AM


Thanks for the info on the hardware. I’m new to a lot of this so I appreciate the help, especially the tip about the magnets!

-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl,

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#7 posted 11-14-2018 02:27 AM

Great job it looks amazing.

-- AJ

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