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Black Limba Watch Box

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Project by Andre posted 02-13-2020 06:02 PM 428 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Went through some of my special wood and found a piece of Black Limba I had picked up at Gilmer Woods in Portland years ago, decided it would be be enough to make a Watch box for my Favourite Son in Laws Birthday. Forgot to take an Pic. before the Wife had it wrapped, Simple Dovetailed bow with dividers made from Maple scraps which were then Flocked. Box was finished with light Shellac and wax.
He had recently received some special watch’s from his Father who had passed away and wanted some place to keep them safe.

-- Lifting one end of the plank.





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#1 posted 02-13-2020 06:11 PM

Beautiful Andre. Your sense of style always amazes me. Well done. Needs more pictures. I’d love a close up of those dovetails!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/

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#2 posted 02-13-2020 07:15 PM

Nice box. Interesting wood, looks like a cross between Wenge, and Walnut.

Is that a saw kerf on the top of the lid?

-- Think safe, be safe

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#3 posted 02-13-2020 08:46 PM



Beautiful Andre. Your sense of style always amazes me. Well done. Needs more pictures. I d love a close up of those dovetails!

- Jerry

Your comments always humble me, coming from a true craftsman:) Box is no longer in my possession but may return for redesign on the dividers, yahoo more Flocking!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#4 posted 02-13-2020 08:53 PM



Nice box. Interesting wood, looks like a cross between Wenge, and Walnut.

Is that a saw kerf on the top of the lid?

- therealSteveN

Very interesting wood, especially for the dovetails, grain runs fairly even and straight but has soft strands?
the line on the top is a streak of dark wood, I have seen a lot of Black Limba and this the lightest coloured one I have ever seen, guess that’s why I bought it?

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#5 posted 02-13-2020 11:42 PM

Real nice work Andre! Glad to see you had time to do that for your son in law!

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#6 posted 02-14-2020 02:16 AM

Great looking box. Your son in-law will love it.

-- AJ

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#7 posted 02-14-2020 11:01 AM

Andre,

Very nice watch box. They make great gifts for collectors. Well done.

-- Petey

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#8 posted 02-14-2020 01:19 PM

Nice looking watch box Andre, A great gift!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#9 posted 02-15-2020 09:57 AM

Andre, I can’t tell too many details from these pictures, but I like the chamfered top. Adding a padded bottom to the inside would probably help the watches and the box. Black Limba is a strange wood to work with. The color can change unpredictably when you add finish.

Thanks for sharing. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#10 posted 02-16-2020 08:24 PM

Andre, nice job and congratulations on your ‘Daily Top 3’ award.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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