Watch Box

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Project by unclearthur posted 12-10-2020 07:25 AM 783 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A watch box made as a gift for a friend who collects watches. I wanted all 30 compartments to be uniform size (to fit watch pillows snugly) and it seemed a lot easier to achieve that with trays than a drawer.

The handle on the front is supposed to symbolize a clock ….not sure how well that works, but I wanted something unusual to make the whole box look more custom made.

The “stripe” on the bottom was not intentional; just didn’t have enough well matched boards. I thought it would match up better when it was finished but it got worse. Maybe as the cherry ages ….

Cherry body, bookmatched walnut top, birch trays and dividers. Danish oil finish. Its the first time I’ve finished with Danish oil and actually let it dry overnight between coats, rather than follow the instructions on the can. Works much better, I think.

Thanks for lookin’

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#1 posted 12-10-2020 10:45 AM

Very nice build.

-- Petey

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#2 posted 12-10-2020 11:28 AM

Very well done.

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#3 posted 12-10-2020 11:52 AM

Very nice. The unique handle is a nice touch. Works well

-- Dan, TN

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#4 posted 12-10-2020 01:05 PM

Neat box unca...

Before opening the post, I thought the handle was an actual clock… If you still have access to the box, a clock on the front would be a neat addition as an afterthough. You could always enclose a clock into a removable ”mini-box” and attach it to the front or direct into the front. Just a thought… You would need access from the inside to poke the clock out to change batteries.

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#5 posted 12-10-2020 01:21 PM

Nicely done. I think the handle DOES look like the hands of a watch. Gives your watch box that custom, one-of-a-kind look. And, my experience is cherry does age darker over time so the stripe may blend in as it ages. Do you habve a brand, or makers mark?

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

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#6 posted 12-10-2020 01:55 PM

Nice joinery, wouldn’t worry about the stripe down the front much. Adds character.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#7 posted 12-10-2020 03:12 PM

Great box and the trays was a very good idea.
Would like to see it with the pillows and watches. Very seldom do you see a jewelry box with the jewelry inside.
Great job and thanks for sharing.

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#8 posted 12-10-2020 03:19 PM

Very nice and I love the watch hands as the handle!

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#9 posted 12-11-2020 01:17 AM

Thanks all.

Do you habve a brand, or makers mark?

My makers mark is all the ill fitting joinery, hidden through clever camera angles, lol.

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#10 posted 12-11-2020 03:02 PM

Use a lot of cherry and it will blend, how much is always a guess. Time will tell. Is that a pun? The box looks great and the design suits the purpose. Good Job.

-- It's not a mistake it's a design opportunity

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