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Blog entry by Karson posted 2058 days ago 868 reads 0 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The second piece that was cut off the #391 burl was the first keeper.

I’m looking for what to do with it. My only guess/suggestion is to make a clock with hands and no numbers.

Here is the piece. Please offer your suggestions freely.

Front (outside)

A note on that picture. It has a close resemblence of the country Ireland and my fathers genealogy is traced from Ireland.

Back (inside)

You get more bark showing on the front view and no bark but the greater amount of burl patterns on the inside view.

Let me know. And I don’t agree to do it the way that the majority suggest, but maybe the better story that you give for your suggestion.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †



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oldskoolmodder

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#1 posted 2058 days ago

I think an Irish clock is a great idea actually. The obvious is making a clock, but there’s got to be other things that people see in it besides a beautiful clock.

Gorgeous piece!

-- Respect your shop tools and they will respect you - Ric

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dennis mitchell

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#2 posted 2058 days ago

so just how big is it?..and the thickness? I see a small table top with turquoise inlays…maybe a touch of gold inlays.

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lazyfiremaninTN

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#3 posted 2058 days ago

Clock is what jumped out to me too. However, whatever you decide to do with it, Karson, I’m sure will turn out absolutely beautiful.

-- Adrian ..... The 11th Commandment...."Thou Shalt Not Buy A Wobble Dado"

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#4 posted 2058 days ago

If it is small you could install a couple of desk pen funnels and a card holder…

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darryl

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#5 posted 2058 days ago

personally I like the view from the back.

What are the dimensions of this piece Karson?

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Karson

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#6 posted 2058 days ago

I knew some one would ask for the size. It’s about 10” high and 7” wide at the widest point. it’s a full 1” thick

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Karson

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#7 posted 2058 days ago

Rikkor: I’m given up working in an office but that is also a great idea with a couple of #391 pen and pencil set.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Napaman

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#8 posted 2058 days ago

I like the clock idea…

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hap

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#9 posted 2058 days ago

a table, are just wall art?

-- hap, gunbarrel city tx.

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SPalm

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#10 posted 2058 days ago

A mouse pad? Key ring holder rack?

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#11 posted 2058 days ago

Karson I’d make a clock out of it and use envirotex to cover it or mirror-cote it’s that acrylic stuff that they use on bars and what I used on those clocks I made. But if you are going to put anything but numerals on it, like pictures or something like that make sure you put a slight coat under it before you put the picture on it or it will bubble up after pouring the acrylic over it. That was my experience anyway. Another thing that I’ve done is cut a bunch of family pictures (make them small and don’t forget anyone) then pour the coating on and keep the coating from running over the edge with tape, then torch the edge all around to give it a different or aged look. Just ideas. That sure is a beautiful burl. I still have some of that oak burl left I put those deer antlers on. Remember?

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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trifern

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#12 posted 2058 days ago

I would make it into a nice package and send trifern a Christmas present!

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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Karson

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#13 posted 2058 days ago

Ok Trifern. If that were to occur what would you do with it.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Karson

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#14 posted 2058 days ago

Mike: This thing is very small 10” X 8”, no room for pictures.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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John Gray

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#15 posted 2058 days ago

I’m currently making a clock that you might like out of a redwood slab that has been sand blasted except for the 7” round clock face. I using a glass cover, http://www.klockit.com/products/dept-19__sku-CCCWW.html, and clock face in cream Arabic, http://www.klockit.com/products/dept-24__sku-CCCPP.html, I have had it dry fitted and it looks really great. I will post pictures before Christmas…...it’s to be a Christmas present.

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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