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#1 posted 09-15-2016 04:17 PM


There is nothing wrong with the keyhole hanger; hidden, simple, cheap and relatively quick to complete.

A much more involved solution is to route a stopped dovetail groove is a workpiece that would be fastened to the wall. A sliding tail is then routed in the watch holder to match the dovetailed groove. Routing the grove in the wall piece would be pretty easy. But with the project apparently already assembled, a lot of set up and test cuts would be needed to cut the mating tail in the watch holder.

A variation of the sliding dovetail is a capturing groove and mating tongue. The mating tongue is milled and applied to the wall edge of the watch holder. The capturing grove is formed in a wall plate. It could be formed by routing a slot in the shape shown or a deep stopped groove and shallow rabbeted shoulders could be routed. Then thin, narrow strips glued into the rabbeted recesses creating the center channel and the pair of capturing shoulders.

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