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    Let's See Some DIY Watch Boxes

    I'm tossing around the idea of building my own 6 watch storage box out of wood. Are there any Norm Abram fans or weekend woodworkers out there care to share some pics of their work and designs?

    Here's my old 4 watcher that I made from an old Hummel box that I found at a garage sale. It has since been reassigned to holding less valuable trinkets.
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    Re: Let's See Some DIY Watch Boxes

    Alright well its not exactly a DIY box...but here is the travel case I 'crafted' using a Pelican case...with loads of advice from WUS



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    Re: Let's See Some DIY Watch Boxes

    Nice looking watch case! I must say that whenever I watch the "New Yankee Workshop" it makes me want to bust out a planar and sanding blocks and make something my dad would be proud of. Sadly, I don't own any of those tools so it's still a pipe dream that I may be able to one day craft wood like Norm Abram.

    Now if i did have 100k worth of machinery in my backyard I would love to spend the summer learning how to make half the stuff he can. Although I imagine that in the summer there would be a lot of people selling stuff like this at the local markets. Hopefully I'll be able to find one or two. Finding a case lined with aromatic ceder would be nice as I love the smell.
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    Re: Let's See Some DIY Watch Boxes

    Great topic! Not to hijak, but to add to this, has anyone taken on a DIY watch box with built in winders? I was contimplating a project such as this over the summer when I can work outside on sanding, staining etc.

    I certainly have more research do to on obtaining winder motors...
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    Re: Let's See Some DIY Watch Boxes

    ahh, i didnt see this thread or i would have posted here; started my own. anyway, here is my box:



    https://forums.watchuseek.com/showthread.php?t=253732

    not 100% done yet, but you get the point :)

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    Re: Let's See Some DIY Watch Boxes

    Nice! Loving the green!

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    Re: Let's See Some DIY Watch Boxes

    Great boxes guys! Keep posting...

    I honestly thought long and hard about using a Pelican, but I'm down to 1 dive watch in my collection so I think a nicely finished wood one may be more appropriate.
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    Re: Let's See Some DIY Watch Boxes

    Quote Originally Posted by bmc95ta View Post
    I certainly have more research do to on obtaining winder motors...
    You may want to check the link in this thread for motors....

    https://forums.watchuseek.com/showthread.php?t=252325
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    Re: Let's See Some DIY Watch Boxes

    I built wooden partitions for each shelf inside my safe. Needed to fit the odd tray size.
    Inspired by all you guys' efforts, I may try to make full cases that will fit on each shelf. The nice thing about the trays is that I can easily see all the watches when I open the door.



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