Watch storage box in Australian timbers

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Project by Rob posted 08-12-2013 04:34 PM 1766 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi everyone

I have made what is essentially a compartmentalized storage box. It’s intended use is to hold a watch collection, though it could be used for any collection of individual pieces. The box is 600 mm long x 280 mm wide x 90 mm tall (and 107 mm with the lid)

The carcass is made from Red Gum, showing considerable figure. The dividers are of QLD Maple again showing beautiful figure. The lid consists of a fiddle back Tasmanian Blackwood border and a book matched Tasmanian Myrtle panel.

The finish is Organoil Hard Burnishing Oil. Each compartment is approximately 120 mm x 110 mm x 90 mm. The compartments shall be fitted with Black Leatherette pillows (100 mm square).




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#1 posted 08-12-2013 06:10 PM

Very nicely done with great use of wood grain!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#2 posted 08-12-2013 10:29 PM

G’day Rob…very nice box and the woods you chose look great and go together so well….Excellent job.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#3 posted 08-13-2013 02:30 AM

Hi Rob, a really lovely box with beautiful Australian timbers and lots of thought in matching them up.

Cheers David

-- "These are my principles. And if you don't like them, I have others." ... Cheers, David from Sydney Australia

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#4 posted 08-13-2013 11:56 PM

Rob, nice work. Beautiful wood. Great finish. How do you keep your front to back dividers from shifting around?

-- Big Al in IN

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#5 posted 08-14-2013 12:34 AM

Thanks for the kind words everyone. Big Al, I use epoxy to glue the dividers to the sides and to each other. I know it doesn’t seem that it would be strong enough, but I have a couple of boxes placed, that are in areas where they are used heavily on a daily basis for pulling and replacing customer account pages. One has been in place for over 6 years and is still going strong!




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#6 posted 08-14-2013 05:04 AM

Well done Rob

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

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#7 posted 08-15-2013 01:47 PM

Great looking box! Like the beautiful wood combo and finish used, the grain patterns look amazing.

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