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Project by Darell posted 11-25-2008 01:09 AM 1224 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had some cutoffs left from my cutting boards so I got the bright idea to make these clocks for my neices for Christmas. Don’t like to waste anything. I used the cutoff from two of the cutting boards and purple heart for the base and top. I used 2 3/4 inch clock and thermometer inserts. They are finished with 3 coats of General Finishes Arm-R-Seal. I still have some cutoff material left from the other boards so I might do something similar with those.

-- Darell, Norman, Ok.





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#1 posted 11-25-2008 01:27 AM

Good idea for the cut offs…should have thought of this sooner. Thanks

-- Greg - Charles Town, WV

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#2 posted 11-25-2008 01:47 AM

You know what they say “waist not want not” Great use of the cut offs.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#3 posted 11-25-2008 04:00 AM

nice looking project, and a good use of scraps.

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#4 posted 11-25-2008 04:10 AM

Good use of those leftovers. Two gifts in one set of work.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#5 posted 11-25-2008 04:12 AM

Great job on saving the waste and the thermo-clocks are beautiful.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#6 posted 11-25-2008 06:39 AM

I have to agree with everyone myself. Very useful of Scraps.

Very nicely done.

Handi

-- Jimmy "Handi" Warner, http://www.facebook.com/HandisWorkshop, http://www.facebook.com/HandisCreations, Twitter: @Handisworkshop, @HandisCreations

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#7 posted 11-25-2008 11:58 AM

I have to ask if it is really 60 degrees F in the shop? Nice idea and cool looking.

-- Rich, WNY, www.nyrockingchairs.com

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#8 posted 11-25-2008 12:44 PM

That is very nice.

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#9 posted 11-25-2008 06:30 PM

To NYRockingChairs: Yes, it was actually 60 degrees in the shop. That’s not bad for this time of year in Oklahoma. I only run the heat when I have to. Pretty comfortable with a flannel shirt.

Thanks guys for the comments. Just a quick, simple project but I’m happy with the way they turned out.

-- Darell, Norman, Ok.

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#10 posted 10-13-2009 03:27 PM

Simple, clean lines, use of otherwise scrap. I’d say a winner all around…

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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#11 posted 10-14-2009 04:02 AM

cool clocks

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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