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I documented this build on my YouTube channel:

Watches should be displayed, not stored. I have 4 watches so far in my relatively short life and needed a solution to get them off of the pegs on my closet wall. I made this watch box out of cherry

I used a dovetail style drawer lock joint to construct the display case. I turned the little knob on my mini lathe and purchased some antique finish hinges.

As every project teaches you something, this project was no different. I learned a few things for the next one I will build. The hinges I purchased were typical quality you would expect from a standard hinge. The watch box that was build was worth of much higher quality. Next time, I will go with Brusso hinges.

If you watch the video, I do not have a stopping mechanism for the lid. A chain or even a small nice looking stop on the back would suffice. But this problem can be solved with upgraded hinges as well.

If you have any questions please leave a comment below, message me on my website, or leave a comment on YouTube.

www.andyglassimpressions.com

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I like it. A very nice build. When I retired, I received a watch… I asked them, "why didn't you give me this on my first day of work? I never would have been late to work"... LOL….......Seriously, the watch is very nice. It's in a drawer and it still has the plastic over the battery that I never started. My watch is this: the sun rises, so do I. The sun sets, and goes nite nite….and so do I.. hahaha
 

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I like it. A very nice build. When I retired, I received a watch… I asked them, "why didn t you give me this on my first day of work? I never would have been late to work"... LOL….......Seriously, the watch is very nice. It s in a drawer and it still has the plastic over the battery that I never started. My watch is this: the sun rises, so do I. The sun sets, and goes nite nite….and so do I.. hahaha

- Roger
Thanks Roger!
 

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Andy, well done video. In the interest of sharing you might consider using cut-down piano hinges and a stop chain. We use different techniques and have differing taste in appearance, but this is a very serviceable and utilitarian box. It is certainly better than hanging them on a peg in the closet or in the corner of a drawer. Keep boxing and keep posting.

A project a week is a tall order. Good luck.
 

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Andy, well done video. In the interest of sharing you might consider using cut-down piano hinges and a stop chain. We use different techniques and have differing taste in appearance, but this is a very serviceable and utilitarian box. It is certainly better than hanging them on a peg in the closet or in the corner of a drawer. Keep boxing and keep posting.

A project a week is a tall order. Good luck.

- Boxguy
Thank you Boxguy!

It s great piece. I like this design.
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- Azlan
Thank you Azlan!
 

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Take watches, give me the box!
 
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