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Project by Karson posted 01-25-2009 05:16 PM 1602 views 0 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The sawmill owner that I used to visit in North West NJ, used to throw me pieces of wood that he likes but he knew that he’d never sell as part of his business. He cut mostly for farm buildings, trucks floors and other types of work. He did have a kiln so some furniture grade lumber was produced.

This walnut slab was one of the gift pieces of wood.

I made it into a wall clock for my daughter Karrie

The finish was a Danish Oil type of finish and then wet sanded the finish and a random oribital sander “ROS” The pores were filled with sanding slurry and dried. here is one crack in the middle of the knot and it was also filled with the slurry and filled up the crack.

This clock was made in the later years of 1990’s. So it’s about 10 years old.

-- 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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woodnut

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#1 posted 01-25-2009 05:23 PM

Karson, the clock looks great. Walnut is my favorite wood to work. you have do a great job.

-- F.Little

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motthunter

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#2 posted 01-25-2009 05:32 PM

looks great.. The clock is showing the wrong time though.. its 10:30am now…

-- making sawdust....

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Karson

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#3 posted 01-25-2009 05:41 PM

I’ve got 10:40 Motthunter so your clock is wrong also.

But thanks for pointing that out. I’ll let her know.

-- 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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itsme_timd

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#4 posted 01-25-2009 06:18 PM

Very neat clock Karson, thanks for sharing.

-- Tim D. - Woodstock, GA

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Scott Bryan

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#5 posted 01-25-2009 06:28 PM

It never ceases to surprise me at the unusual wood that you manage to “find”. This piece has a lot of character and, making it into a clock creates a unique project that I am sure Karrie adores.

Nice job.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#6 posted 01-25-2009 06:31 PM

Hey Buddy;

Nice job on the clock.

Is that A.M. or P.M.?

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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Napaman

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#7 posted 01-25-2009 07:08 PM

i like it!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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lew

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#8 posted 01-25-2009 07:32 PM

Karson-

Beautiful clock! Neat idea for filling the pores in the wood. As for Lee’s comment- for retired guy there is only one 6:40 on the clock- P.M.!

Lew

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Allison

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#9 posted 01-25-2009 07:45 PM

Yea Karson, this is real nice except it is 9:45 A.M. You guys always get things wrong. LOL!!! I love wooden slab clocks like these. Thanks for sharing

-- Allison, Northeastern Ca. Remember, Amateurs built the Ark. Professionals built the Titanic!

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cabinetmaster

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#10 posted 01-25-2009 08:31 PM

Karson, how can you always be so lucky to get wood given to you. I must be visiting the wrong places or I don’t have the right connections…..............LOL

Very nicely done. Walnut is one of my favorites too.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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cajunpen

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#11 posted 01-26-2009 04:26 AM

Well done Karson – I’ll have to build one when I get the time.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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Dan'um Style

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#12 posted 01-26-2009 06:53 AM

Looks good Karson … really like that piece of wood

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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jockmike2

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#13 posted 01-26-2009 05:04 PM

My favorite Karson. Beautiful, the colors have aged well haven’t they. Frank would love that.

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

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Karrie

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#14 posted 01-26-2009 07:36 PM

I have to laugh, everyone is “observing” the wrong time, but no one has noticed that my special clock has 2 number ones. One at one o’clock and one at eleven o’clock. It has been that way for so long that I couldn’t “fall back” to change it now, it is part of it character. I am afraid that my twins will have some trouble learning to tell time.

I do love my clock, when I first saw the wood I said to dad – That is a clock, can’t you see it. Next thing I knew, it was mine (looking much better than when I first saw it). It has such sentimenal value, it was one of the first things I hung up after moving. It is in my kitchen – the center of activity in my house.

-- Karrie

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unknownwoodworker

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#15 posted 01-26-2009 08:10 PM

Great design flow. Great looking clock.

-- ??? My mistakes heat the house. It's very warm in here. ???

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