Compact Watch Boxes (Prototypes)

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Project by Gerald Etto posted 12-15-2020 07:43 AM 1338 views 6 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I wanted to try and make watch boxes that were as compact as possible while being able to fit even larger watches. My first prototype was made from pine and it was a bit larger and taller than it needed to be.

My second try was making these few boxes, and lining the compartments with felt. All the top and bottom panels were made from veneers on plywood or MDF.

- Maple & Walnut
- Sapele & Maple
- Maple & Padauk

They ended up being mostly the same size, and I learned a lot about consistency and having a proper process for making boxes. I finished them with Danish Oil and Paste Wax. The watch pillows I got from Aliexpress – you can get the same from Amazon at a slightly higher price.

Overall I am happy with how these turned out. Some mistakes were made of course but I learned a lot from them.

-- Weekend Woodworker @

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#1 posted 12-15-2020 10:49 AM

That is a great idea. Well done work too!

-- Petey

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#2 posted 12-15-2020 01:37 PM

Well done! I’ll have to make my dad a couple of these!

-- Joe | Spartanburg, SC

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#3 posted 12-15-2020 05:19 PM

Nice job, they all look great. Nice wood combo’s.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#4 posted 12-15-2020 05:28 PM

Nice projects!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#5 posted 12-16-2020 02:46 AM

Super job on these watch boxes ! I really like the wood combos you chose and excellent craftsmanship.

-- AJ

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#6 posted 12-17-2020 10:53 PM

Thanks everyone!

-- Weekend Woodworker @

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