Long Overdue Watch Box

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Project by DnD posted 12-12-2019 09:17 PM 913 views 3 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Greetings fellow LJ friends. It’s been awhile since I have last posted anything. Back issues/surgeries have kept me out of the shop, however I pushed through ongoing issues and prevailed. I have a buddy that is more of a brother than buddy. He asked me quite awhile ago if I could make hime a watch-box and this is what I built for him for his birthday. I cannot the credit for the box design, I used The Wood Whisperer’s knife box as the inspiration, changed the dimensions and added the cubbies. I used Bubinga because of its beautiful color and grains and walnut as accents. Brusso hinges and a mortise and tenon type lock from Woodcraft.

Yes, you may notice a missing screw head in the right hinge, I snapped it off (hate tightening brass screws) and need to go get a screw extractor to fix my mistake. I wanted to post this before surgery tomorrow but will get the repair done. Thanks for looking!

-- Brian in Texas

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#1 posted 12-12-2019 10:25 PM

Very nice. That recessed hardware looks fantastic.

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#2 posted 12-12-2019 11:20 PM

Very nice, I have one to build for my favorite Son in Law:) what size did you go with for the cubbies 3” X 4” ?
Before I started using wax on the brass screws, when a screw broke I could usually remove it with needle nose vise grip when the hinge was removed?

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#3 posted 12-13-2019 07:13 AM

Super classic-looking build.

I also use wax on the brass screws, luckily havent had one break off yet.

-- WWBBJ: It is better to be interesting and wrong, than boring and right.

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#4 posted 12-13-2019 12:13 PM

Andre, thank you for the suggestion, the cubbies are 3” x 3”.

-- Brian in Texas

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#5 posted 12-13-2019 12:27 PM

Very nice!

-- Petey

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#6 posted 12-13-2019 02:28 PM

Beautiful work!

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#7 posted 12-13-2019 09:10 PM

If you use Brusso brass hinges, they include a steel screw to pre-thread the drilled pilot hole to help avoid breaking the brass screw.

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#8 posted 12-13-2019 09:36 PM

Nice box!

-- Ron, Northern Illinois

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#9 posted 12-14-2019 03:03 PM

Glad to see you’re well along the road to recovery, at least enough to get back into your shop. Great therapy I find, physical and mental.

Watch box looks great! I made a watch box not long ago but couldn’t find anything that looks as nice in the box once it’s finished. Just curious … what did you use for pillows?

-- Richard, Austin TX - "Every repair job is really just an upgrade oppty in disguise!"

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#10 posted 12-14-2019 03:43 PM

MUST58GT, I ordered the pillows from AMAZON. The amazon description is below. Thanks for the comments and looking.

BCP 20-pieces Velvet Small Bracelet /Watch Pillow Jewelry Displays (Black)

-- Brian in Texas

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#11 posted 12-17-2019 07:01 PM

What are your dimentions for the individual watch grids?

-- Petey

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#12 posted 12-18-2019 11:41 AM

Peteybadboy, the grids are 3” X 3” X2 1/2”

-- Brian in Texas

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