My Senior Year Project

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Project by coachroesch posted 02-07-2015 04:28 AM 1656 views 3 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this in 1983 from scratch in the very shop I am teaching in now. Yep that is glue….I have a story to tell the my students…... why it is so important to sand the glue off. I have the best job in the world!

-- Brian Roesch Industrial Arts Teacher, Quinter, Kansas, "I didn't realize I was making memories I just knew I was having fun!"

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#1 posted 02-07-2015 10:49 AM

Pretty darn cool for a high schooler! Even with the glue. Bravo

-- When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. -- John Muir

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#2 posted 02-07-2015 12:00 PM

Nice clock!!
It is so cool that you can teach, much less in the same place that you started your journey.
Keep on Teaching…and Keep on Posting on LJ.
We love to see the inspiration.

-- Christian, Husband, Grandpa, Salesman, amateur Woodworker.

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#3 posted 02-07-2015 01:58 PM

its beautiful

-- Joe, Ga

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#4 posted 02-07-2015 03:20 PM

Oh, to wish I had been that talented when I was in high school. Might have saved fifty years of practice. Nice work indeed.

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#5 posted 02-07-2015 03:54 PM


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#6 posted 02-07-2015 04:29 PM

I built one similar, only mine was a kit. It is also cherry and as it darkens over the years I am getting the same thing. I can see where I put finish nails in and didn’t sand the filler off properly. Live and learn.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#7 posted 02-07-2015 04:34 PM

Very nice !!

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#8 posted 02-07-2015 04:49 PM

Very impressive! I was never that ambitious in my woodworking in high school.

-- "Find out what you cannot do and then go do it!"

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#9 posted 02-07-2015 10:34 PM

That’s a great looking Grandfather clock! This will be passed down to future generations, for sure!

-- Dean

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#10 posted 02-08-2015 12:16 AM

I built a plywood box in high school once.

-- "As are the things we make, so are we ourselves." - Lin Yutang

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#11 posted 02-08-2015 02:16 AM

Very ambitious project for a grade 12 student. Bet you also was the top student every year also. My name is also Brian and I was offered a job at my highschool, I ended up not taking it as some property I Wanted came through. I am retired now and enjoying working in my own shop.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#12 posted 02-08-2015 11:49 AM

I was way too lazy to have made something as beautiful and demanding as that clock in my HS days. I took Shop and made a bedside table for my mom. Came out pretty good and she kept it until she passed. Anyway, very nice clock. Enjoy teaching. I doubt I have the patience for that in this new age.

-- DonB

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