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If you're going to be spraying the spray glue into the cabinet, for any reason, mask off with paper EVERYTHING. That shit likes to bounce back out in a cloud and puts it everywhere. 

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Invest in a big Hot-Glue gun.

It's great for EVERYTHING crafty.... I had no idea how useful it would be but after using it for my own watch-box assembly, it's my go-to for crafty-glue.

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7 minutes ago, FL13 said:

It's great for EVERYTHING crafty

Hot glue is great, useful but spray adhesive can be a lot more efficient for certain tasks, felt for example (You have to choose the right spray adhesive though, there are hundreds of different types).

I usually use hot glue like a tack weld on non-metal materials.
My biggest advice with hot glue is to go with a mid to high end hot glue gun, it's less messier (fewer strings everywhere) and a lot faster to heat up.

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28 minutes ago, Glaude said:

Hot glue is great, useful but spray adhesive can be a lot more efficient for certain tasks, felt for example (You have to choose the right spray adhesive though, there are hundreds of different types).

I usually use hot glue like a tack weld on non-metal materials.
My biggest advice with hot glue is to go with a mid to high end hot glue gun, it's less messier (fewer strings everywhere) and a lot faster to heat up.

Yes, get the mid-high end ones with the large sticks, not those cheap ass little ones.

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THOMMO & FL13:

Can you guys tell me - what are the dimensions of the squares you are making for each watch to fit in?

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4 hours ago, FL13 said:

Great thread. Great project.

Pity the OP is a twat 

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4 hours ago, FL13 said:

Invest in a big Hot-Glue gun.

It's great for EVERYTHING crafty.... I had no idea how useful it would be but after using it for my own watch-box assembly, it's my go-to for crafty-glue.

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That's a thing of beauty!

1 hour ago, McGilli said:

THOMMO & FL13:

Can you guys tell me - what are the dimensions of the squares you are making for each watch to fit in?

Shit mate, I'm not that technical!

I put watches in the space I wanted them, decided that 5 was a good amount and would accomodate larger models such as PAM's and divided 31cm by 5 to get a space of 6.2cm wide. 

 

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1 hour ago, McGilli said:

THOMMO & FL13:

Can you guys tell me - what are the dimensions of the squares you are making for each watch to fit in?

I have something similar to that :

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I can measure the spacing right now if you want ?

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1 hour ago, McGilli said:

THOMMO & FL13:

Can you guys tell me - what are the dimensions of the squares you are making for each watch to fit in?

Mine are 3" by 3" (I believe) I even made my own pillows for them.... I bought a Pocket-sewing machine and everything!

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Here is the breakdown from my Homageforum Post: http://www.homageforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=65&t=39835

Based on the dimensions below, a 3"x3" square was the appropriate Internal size of each slot. The Poplar is 2.5". So 3x3x2.5Deep.

(2) 1/4" x 2.5" x 48" poplar boards from the Home Depot...

Cut the following:
(5) 9.5" boards
(2) 12.25" boards
(2) 11.75" boards

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13 minutes ago, Glaude said:

I have something similar to that :

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I can measure the spacing right now if you want ?

I have one of these, good for anything up to say 43mm but once they get any bigger they start touching. 

My cabinet is a similar length, so I decided 5 across instead of 6 would be spot on 

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11 minutes ago, Thommo82 said:

I have one of these, good for anything up to say 43mm but once they get any bigger they start touching. 

My cabinet is a similar length, so I decided 5 across instead of 6 would be spot on 

My Samsung Gear S3 is 46 mm and I'll say that the absolute max without having to worry about scratching the other one, but I put the cushion slightly angled to see the watch better.

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Oh, and to make a pillow, cut a strip of material about 10" long and 4" wide.

Tri-fold it into a 3x4" rectangle with the finished side on the inside.

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Sew up the edges that aren't folded.

Flip one end inside-out, and stuff with cheap ass pillow stuffing or what I used, Fake decorative Snow (The almost cotton shit).

Flip the other side inside out and BAM a pillow.

 

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14 minutes ago, FL13 said:

Oh, and to make a pillow, cut a strip of material about 10" long and 4" wide.

Tri-fold it into a 3x4" rectangle with the finished side on the inside.

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Sew up the edges that aren't folded.

Flip one end inside-out, and stuff with cheap ass pillow stuffing or what I used, Fake decorative Snow (The almost cotton shit).

Flip the other side inside out and BAM a pillow.

 

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I'll be using that method

Cheers 

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1 hour ago, Thommo82 said:

I'll be using that method

Cheers 

Glad I could help. :)

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@McGilli I personally think that like both FL13 and I have done and given the watches a bit more room than the 'cheaper' type watch boxes is a good thing.  

No need to overcrowd your watches, and giving them more space just looks better

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3 hours ago, Thommo82 said:

@McGilli I personally think that like both FL13 and I have done and given the watches a bit more room than the 'cheaper' type watch boxes is a good thing.  

No need to overcrowd your watches, and giving them more space just looks better

Agree.... and..... I can fit a 60mm egiziano Panerai case in my 3x3 slots.

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1 hour ago, Xpletiv said:

FL13, what is watch #2 and #7?

 

That's an easy way to make a custom pillow to size, nice!

These two?

 

One is a seiko mod. Swapped the quartz for an 6309 auto, changed the dial, rebrushed the case. Put a sapphire in place of the mineral.

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G.Gerlach Aurochs. 113 made. So Beautiful and Sexy.

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Can I still try to talk you into lighting? 

Cold white LED-strips would do the part on the displays. Trust me.

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26 minutes ago, 4pekatt said:

Can I still try to talk you into lighting? 

Cold white LED-strips would do the part on the displays. Trust me.

It's not that I don't like the idea of lighting, but I don't think this cabinet is going to be living near a power source. I guess I could always hook some up and plug it in for photos etc 

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Get some battery powered ones. They make them for gun safes. You can even get ones that switch on by motion or button.

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