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Project by Leginxx posted 08-04-2020 05:39 PM 518 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a watchbox for my youngest son for his 25th birthday.

Its really made from some scraps I had . Idigbo makes up the front and back with Walnut for the sides. The Walnut grain flows from top to bottom so it matches the grain on the lid. The lid is a 9mm MDF panel set in a rebate in the Idigbo. The joint is inlayed with box wood and this boxwood inlay is also repeated in the middle of the top panel.

There are three watch boxes inside holding two watches each. These are made from 6mm birch ply for the sides and front and back. This was veneered on both sides before I used a router with a top bearing and a template in 6mm MDF to cut all the sides to the same pattern. Corners of these were then all mitred and glued with a 3mm ply veneered panel set in a rabbet for the base. A brass handle was set into two holes drilled in the side panels. The base was lined with pig suede.

The compartment below the watch boxes is lined with a Sapele panel split into two sections.

The end “extra” box is MDF i veneered , top is solid Iroko and drawers are solid walnut with a piston fit.

Box is lined in suede and the hinges were from the Smarthinge range from Andrew Crawford. They are so easy to fit and great quality. Watch pillows are a tan faux leather.
Finish is Shellac and buffed with microcrystaline was .

Overall dimensions are 350250135mm





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MrWolfe

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#1 posted 08-04-2020 06:51 PM

Excellent watch box!
Great way to use mdf and veneers on the compartments.
Nice build.
Jon

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therealSteveN

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#2 posted 08-04-2020 09:05 PM

I like the box, and really love the interior, very well done. I’m sure he will love it, both the utility it offers, and that you made it. Hard to believe that is MDF, The ugly Duck to the striking Prince. Pig suede sounds terrible, but feel like silk. The hinges look so nice fitted in the box, and add a touch of Rolls Royce to the entire affair. Very nice work.

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wildwoodbybrianjohns

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#3 posted 08-05-2020 12:10 PM

Yep, thats a beauty, very fine work. Rather unsual how you face-framed the little drawer pullout box, bonus points for that!

-- Wildwood by Brian Johns: The Big Bang: Nothing - exploded into Everything. Thanks to Nothing.

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Leginxx

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#4 posted 08-05-2020 12:44 PM



Excellent watch box!
Great way to use mdf and veneers on the compartments.
Nice build.
Jon

- MrWolfe

Thanks for the comment Jon much appreciated

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Leginxx

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#5 posted 08-05-2020 12:45 PM



Yep, thats a beauty, very fine work. Rather unsual how you face-framed the little drawer pullout box, bonus points for that!

- wildwoodbybrianjohns

Thanks for the comment. It is a bit different on the framing but just about works I think.

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Leginxx

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#6 posted 08-05-2020 12:49 PM



I like the box, and really love the interior, very well done. I m sure he will love it, both the utility it offers, and that you made it. Hard to believe that is MDF, The ugly Duck to the striking Prince. Pig suede sounds terrible, but feel like silk. The hinges look so nice fitted in the box, and add a touch of Rolls Royce to the entire affair. Very nice work.

- therealSteveN

Hi and thanks for the kind words. The hinges are absolutely brilliant and easy to fit. I really enjoyed doing the interior as well the suede is great to work with

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Boxguy

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#7 posted 08-10-2020 05:59 AM

leginxx, this is an excellent example of great craftsmanship. I like the variation in the corner splines and the ingenious interior. The brass rods are an excellent idea. An interior like this makes the box really useful. You have a nice hinge set up too. Just by way of sharing, you might look at this as a way of making opening the box both simple and effective. Nice photos as well. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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Leginxx

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#8 posted 08-10-2020 11:16 AM



leginxx, this is an excellent example of great craftsmanship. I like the variation in the corner splines and the ingenious interior. The brass rods are an excellent idea. An interior like this makes the box really useful. You have a nice hinge set up too. Just by way of sharing, you might look at this as a way of making opening the box both simple and effective. Nice photos as well. Keep boxing and keep posting.

- Boxguy

Thanks for the comment. I love the treatment on the box opening you shared and will definitely give that a go.

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