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Handmade Wooden Jewelry Boxes by Eugene Watson

Pueblo, Colorado · 853 Sales

watswood

Handmade Wooden Jewelry Boxes by Eugene Watson

Pueblo, Colorado 853 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(272)

Announcement   All of the meticulously handmade wooden jewelry boxes, bowls, lockets and decorative boxes listed here are available for immediate shipping.

I make all of my unique sculptural jewelry boxes using the finest exotic and domestic hardwoods available. The finish I use has been refined over the past 20 years to be durable, beautiful, and smooth to the touch.

If you would like to receive periodic emails with special offers, new product announcements, upcoming shows, etc. please signup on my blog/website at this location: http://www.watsonwoodworks.com/contact

All of my designs are original and copy protected.
Copyright 2017
Watson Woodworks, LLC

Thanks for visiting my etsy shop!

Eugene Watson

Announcement

Last updated on Jun 30, 2017

All of the meticulously handmade wooden jewelry boxes, bowls, lockets and decorative boxes listed here are available for immediate shipping.

I make all of my unique sculptural jewelry boxes using the finest exotic and domestic hardwoods available. The finish I use has been refined over the past 20 years to be durable, beautiful, and smooth to the touch.

If you would like to receive periodic emails with special offers, new product announcements, upcoming shows, etc. please signup on my blog/website at this location: http://www.watsonwoodworks.com/contact

All of my designs are original and copy protected.
Copyright 2017
Watson Woodworks, LLC

Thanks for visiting my etsy shop!

Eugene Watson

Eugene Watson

Contact shop owner

Eugene Watson

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(272)
ginamars

ginamars on Jul 2, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Stunning work, I'll have this forever. Gifted craftsmen. Looking forward to future work from him.

ginamars

ginamars on Jul 2, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely stunning piece, excellent craftsmen ship. Eugene is amazing!! Thank you.

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Updates

Inlays are ready to be glued in the front of the Trapezoid box.
Filling the bases of Trapezoid boxes with buckshot to give them their needed balast. One pound of buckshot per box. The buckshot is then completely sealed with the compartment above it.
Helical box parts after machining. A lot of sanding comes next.
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About

Eugene Watson, maker of sculptural boxes.

I began Watson Woodworks in 1990 in an old 1200 square foot loft just outside of Chinatown in Chicago, Illinois. Prior to woodworking, I designed electronic components for the black boxes in military airplanes. My interest in woodworking evolved from my childhood and was influenced by my father and grandfather. I chose to pursue woodworking over an electronics career because I am able to express my creativity with my hands and design innovative pieces in a relatively short period of time. I am now recognized nationally and internationally for my boxes.

My boxes involve the use of very traditional tools such as bench chisels, planes, and files, to high tech modern machinery. All of my designs utilize my engineering skills in math, geometry, trigonometry, drawing, etc. I machine my own metal parts and utilize leather and shell in many of my designs. The woods I use are exotic and domestic figured hardwoods of the highest quality.

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    Eugene, a passionate full time American artisan, has been making sculptural wooden boxes since 1990 and is still going strong. His unique designs and attention to detail is apparent in every piece he makes.

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Last updated on Nov 28, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Care instructions

The finish I use is a CAB acrylic lacquer from Sherwin Williams with the vinyl sealer base coat. I often use paste wax with steel wool to make the piece feel better to the touch and to bring out the sheen.
Very little care if any is necessary aside from removing dust occasionally. You can use an air canister if you like. You may also use any wax type polish to bring out the sheen. If alcohol or a chemical gets on the piece, wipe off immediately. Letting a chemical sit will ruin the finish.
The leather lining I use is a synthetic suede called Ultrasuede. It can be wiped clean with a damp cloth.

Custom and personalized orders

Custom orders are accepted based on wood type only, unless a large quantity is desired. My boxes are all made in batches and are not conducive to size changes. I can do monograms as seen in this listing:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/492097469/personalized-monogram-engraving-addon?ref=shop_home_active_3