Watch collectors box

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Project by Peteybadboy posted 11-16-2019 07:16 PM 484 views 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

What you see here is my first Watch Box. The lid is a piece of curly walnut. It had a check that I filled with Epoxy (kind of looks like a bird). I don’t know what wood the sides are. I wanted to add feet to this box (never having done that before.) It took a long time to figure out how to make them. There are two pictures that might help you with how the process worked. I made blanks of laminated material. Cut a 45 top, with a 35 deg below, matched the 35 deg with another, creating a 70 degree angle and thus “wrapping the lamination on the outside”. The trick was how do I cut a 45 degree to match the sides of the foot. I made to hold down jigs for the 45 deg miter sled. Blue tape did not work, learned the hard way. Made a jig for the left and right sides. Glued the two sides of the foot and clamped with blue tape. Worked well. Thanks for looking.

-- Petey

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#1 posted 11-16-2019 08:05 PM

Beautiful box great workmanship, job well done.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#2 posted 11-16-2019 08:45 PM

Thanks Oldrivers!

-- Petey

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#3 posted 11-16-2019 09:05 PM

Thats a real fine box, Petey. Alot to comment on here. Certainly, the top panel is gorgeous. Those feet though, wow. The diamond point grain match on them is spectacular. I know that took much thought to accomplish.

Watch boxes are on my todo list. Where you aquire the pillows? If you dont mind me asking. Please dont say Rockler, because whatever I try to import from them is “not available for shipment to Spain.”

Two thumbs up.

-- Wildwood by Brian Johns: It is wiser to find out, than to suppose (S. Clemens)

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#4 posted 11-16-2019 10:16 PM

Nice box Petey…well done!!!

-- 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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#5 posted 11-16-2019 10:50 PM

Nice box. Feet are the best part.

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

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#6 posted 11-16-2019 11:40 PM

The combo of woods used on this box is perfect.

Those feet are the bomb! I’m definitely going to try and copy them (hope you don’t mind) as soon as I make my next box that needs feet. I’m glad to see you made them the safe way (using a sled) because that is the type of cut I was doing when I shortened my finger.

I’ll congratulate you now, because I’m pretty sure this will end up getting a DT3

-- John D, OP, KS

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#7 posted 11-17-2019 01:48 AM

What an outstanding combination of lumber and thought. Great job !

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#8 posted 11-17-2019 02:45 AM

Your box is truly outstanding.

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#9 posted 11-17-2019 03:30 AM

The wood, the features, the execution, all top shelf, nice job.

I like feet, and I really like those feet, plus your finished interior with the watch pillows is over the top.


How did you inset that insane Walnut into the unknown wood for the top?

-- Think safe, be safe

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#10 posted 11-17-2019 12:26 PM

Brian, I got the watch pillows on Amazon, I hope they ship to Spain.

TherealSteveN- I cut a 1/4” dato, 1/4 down from the top of the sides, then a 1/4” dato in the edge of the top using a router table..taking care to measure.

-- Petey

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#11 posted 11-17-2019 12:28 PM

John D, I don’t mind you making the feet….If you want to go over it, I’d be happy to do so. Pratice.

-- Petey

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#12 posted 11-17-2019 03:29 PM

Very stylish Petey! Awesome use of that walnut.

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#13 posted 11-20-2019 12:42 AM

how is this not a DT3? this is gorgeous!

-- You know I'm on the level 'cause my bubble's in the middle.

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#14 posted 11-22-2019 06:33 PM


Thanks, there was a lot of good projects that day.

-- Petey

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