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Project by APLJaK posted 1964 days ago 1596 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 1964 days ago

Great idea!

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

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mtnwild

3474 posts in 2126 days


#2 posted 1964 days ago

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 1964 days ago

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

d

-- Will trade wife's yarn for tools.

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APLJaK

61 posts in 1966 days


#4 posted 1963 days ago

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 1963 days ago

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

657 posts in 2314 days


#6 posted 1661 days ago

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

61 posts in 1966 days


#7 posted 1660 days ago

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

15 posts in 1668 days


#8 posted 1660 days ago

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

4031 posts in 1887 days


#9 posted 1632 days ago

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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a1Jim

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#10 posted 1632 days ago

Cool great idea

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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