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Project by Karson posted 2659 days ago 1236 views 1 time favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The gentleman who founded the Mason – Dixon Woodworkers Club some 18 years ago was going to move back to the area where the rest of the family resides.

I volunteered to make the presentation clock to give to Bill. This was made from a nice piece of figured Walnut that I had run across in going through the pile of walnut. I held it off figuring that it should be used for a special occasion.

When we discussed Bill’s move and the desire to make a gift to him, I said that I had the piece of wood to use.

Bill makes wooden gear clocks, so a clock was selected to be presented to him.

This is the result.

The clock was a Klockit dial. 5 7/8 wide with a 3 1/4 mounting hole. Sprayed shellac for the finish. The wood is 10” wide and 15” high.

-- 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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CharlieM1958

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#1 posted 2659 days ago

Beautiful piece of walnut put to good use, Karson.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Bill

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#2 posted 2659 days ago

A nice looking piece Karson, and a good gift for a friend.

What cut did you use for your shellac? I want to try spraying some soon.

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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Don

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#3 posted 2659 days ago

This is a nice piece, Karson. I like clocks. You chose a very interesting hunk of wood.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://dpb-photography.me/

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Karson

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#4 posted 2659 days ago

2 lb cut of shellac. It’s is Zinnzer sanding sealer as it cam from the can. I like it because it’s dewaxed and you can put it over any finish or put any other finish over it.

So if you use danish oil to pop the grain then you can put shellac over it and it will stick.

Thanks for the comments.

-- 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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Greg3G

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#5 posted 2659 days ago

Wonderful work Karson, as always. You seem to know just how to get the best out of a peice of wood. How did he like it? Must have been a touching moment.

-- Greg - Charles Town, WV

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Karson

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#6 posted 2659 days ago

Greg

You guys get to see it before he does. We are presenting it to him tonight.

The date is today’s date on the plaque.

This was the first time that I used a round-over-bit for the edge, where I used a chisel to complete the inside corner. It’s not as easy as it seems. Of course the grain on this piece of walnut goes every direction so it was easy to cut too deep.

Rog could probably testify to watching your grain when you carve pieces out.

-- 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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WayneC

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#7 posted 2659 days ago

Looks great. Lets us know how the presentation goes. Are you doing your other presentation tonight?

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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Karson

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#8 posted 2659 days ago

I did the one last night at the Delaware Woodworkers Guild meeting in Wilmington DE.

Tonight is our regular meeting for the Mason-Dixon Woodworkers in Delmar DE / MD.

The meeting last night went well. I presented the cradle and I also took the twins, The Thorsen Greene and Greene Holly and popular tables to the meeting and i gave them the spiel on the LumberJock web site and the Woodworking Challenge. And I showed them the tables.

A lot of pictures were taken of the tables and the Cradle/Glider.

The tables you guys haven’t seen yet.

-- 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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WayneC

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#9 posted 2659 days ago

Hmmmm. Perhaps we can bribe someone for a set of Table photos.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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dennis mitchell

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#10 posted 2659 days ago

It sounds like a great group of folk!

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oscorner

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#11 posted 2658 days ago

That is a very nice gift. I bet he enjoys it.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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Karson

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#12 posted 2658 days ago

The presentation went fine. I was going around the room getting signatures on the card, and I could see Bill’s eyes following me.

He came up beside me as someone was signing the card and he says, “Can I sign it?” He didn’t ask who it was for. He might have thought that it was an in Memoriam card for one of our members who passed away last week.

But as he was presented the clock the presidents says, “I hear that you signed your own card!”. He looked a little embarrassed.

But ti was a great meeting.

I also presented my Thorsen Greene and Greene twins at the meeting. No finish yes, not sanded, but assembled.

-- 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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David

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#13 posted 2658 days ago

Karson -

Beautiful clock and a spectacular piece of walnut.

-- http://foldingrule.blogspot.com

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#14 posted 2657 days ago

aaaaaaw this story ending adds another element to the importance of this piece. Very special

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#15 posted 2652 days ago

You should be very proud, but you deserve every honor given to you. You really are a special guy anybody asks and you’re there with a helping hand. I love you man. ( wiping away tear). jockmike

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

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