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Project by APLJaK posted 03-10-2009 03:19 AM 1653 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have made several of these for gifts. They are watches made out of left over wood scraps. The straps on these two are cut from blocks of walnut. A bit time consuming, but they make great gifts. The design allows them to hang on a wall, or fold up the strap and it functions as a stand for use on a table or desk (poor quality picture, I will try and find a better one). The biggest problem I have is finding quality movements that reliable keep time.

-- APLJaK Woodworking, Okanagan Valley, BC





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CharlieM1958

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#1 posted 03-10-2009 04:39 AM

Great idea!

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

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mtnwild

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#2 posted 03-10-2009 06:22 AM

Very cool, like these a lot. You do great work on them.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

#3 posted 03-10-2009 01:30 PM

Very nice!
Your design intrigues!
Neat foldup idea.
Congrats!

d

-- Will trade wife's yarn for tools.

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APLJaK

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#4 posted 03-10-2009 03:52 PM

Unfortunately, I cannot take credit for the design.

-- APLJaK Woodworking, Okanagan Valley, BC

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Bob #2

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#5 posted 03-10-2009 04:03 PM

I like them . They say “I like to work with wood”
Very well done with so many chances to go wrong .

show us more!

Bob

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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tooldad

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#6 posted 01-07-2010 08:14 AM

what is the approximate size of the project. I like the idea and it would be cool to have one in my shop office. What size insert did you use?
Thanks

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APLJaK

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#7 posted 01-07-2010 10:56 PM

They’re small. The movements are only 2.75” across. Of course, you could scale them to any size movement that is available. If you go to a wall clock size though you may want to make the strap out of segments as otherwise it is take to be a big (and expensive) chunk of walnut (or other wood).

-- APLJaK Woodworking, Okanagan Valley, BC

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rdray

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#8 posted 01-08-2010 07:37 AM

I have made several of these too. I buy clocks from Klockit, but there may be better sources out there, do you know of any?

-- rdray

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bigike

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#9 posted 02-05-2010 01:02 AM

nice work, wish i could add a few of these to my 100 piece watch collection

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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#10 posted 02-05-2010 08:39 AM

Cool great idea

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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