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Automatic Watch Winder / Display

Postby Tailmaker » Sun Apr 12, 2015 5:05 am

I started looking for a design of a watch display box for a birthday present and it ended up as a rather complex piece of equipment. Actually I had to do this twice, since the first version kind of worked but not smoothly enough. This second version seems to work very well. And.....of course all tool paths made with VcarvePro!
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All parts cut out
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Assembled with wooden hinge
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Complete
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Re: Automatic Watch Winder / Display

Postby Tailmaker » Sun Apr 12, 2015 5:07 am

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Re: Automatic Watch Winder / Display

Postby Rick O. » Sun Apr 12, 2015 11:26 am

Very cool, plus great planning & execution!
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Re: Automatic Watch Winder / Display

Postby bill565 » Sun Apr 12, 2015 11:37 am

Very nice. I like the execution.

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Re: Automatic Watch Winder / Display

Postby zeeway » Sun Apr 12, 2015 12:07 pm

Wow. Your creation gets the prize for one of the weirdest and most wonderful works ever shown on this forum. It should be in a museum somewhere.

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Re: Automatic Watch Winder / Display

Postby mezalick » Sun Apr 12, 2015 12:53 pm

Fantastic !!!
What a great project.
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Re: Automatic Watch Winder / Display

Postby mfirlott » Sun Apr 12, 2015 5:34 pm

Great "display" concept. Very well executed!
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Re: Automatic Watch Winder / Display

Postby rscrawford » Sun Apr 12, 2015 6:23 pm

That's a pretty cool project!

Did you attach a motor with intermittent control to the centre gear?
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Re: Automatic Watch Winder / Display

Postby scottp55 » Sun Apr 12, 2015 6:40 pm

# 24 on this thread has a couple pics of the switches on the back of his first one Russell.
http://www.talkshopbot.com/forum/showthread.php?20990-Watch-Display-Box
Great project TailMaker :)
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Re: Automatic Watch Winder / Display

Postby MTSO » Sun Apr 12, 2015 6:43 pm

just looked at your video, very cool. How did you find machining bamboo ply?, was it hard on the cutters?. I do love the invisible hinge, do you have any close up pictures of it?. Lovely job.

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Re: Automatic Watch Winder / Display

Postby scottp55 » Sun Apr 12, 2015 6:47 pm

"One accurate measurement is worth a thousand expert opinions"

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Re: Automatic Watch Winder / Display

Postby MTSO » Sun Apr 12, 2015 7:25 pm

Thanks Scott
Great hinge thanks for the linki. Is bamboo difficult to cut?.

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Re: Automatic Watch Winder / Display

Postby Tailmaker » Sun Apr 12, 2015 9:06 pm

MTSO wrote:....Is bamboo difficult to cut?.Brian


No, not at all. That said, the natural straw yellow bamboo cuts much better (and is harder and less splintery) than the baked amber or brown bamboo material.
Supposedly it has some silica in it but I do not see much difference in bit life compared with e.g. maple or walnut.

I use an upcut bit, mostly 1/8" and sometimes 1/4" 2-flute with the usual hardwood feed and speed. Only for the gears I went down to 50 ipm and rather shallow cut to get the best precision out of my machine. For the gears a surface accuracy of better than 0.002" is critical. The upcut bit may leave occasional fibers on the top cut edge but they can be scraped off going along with the fingernail, leaving a perfect edge.
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Re: Automatic Watch Winder / Display

Postby Greasetattoo » Thu May 07, 2015 4:10 pm

Great project!
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Re: Automatic Watch Winder / Display

Postby Leo » Thu May 07, 2015 4:57 pm

That is soooo cool - I love the hinge
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