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Project by HandsOgold posted 06-13-2007 02:51 AM 1238 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Wooden clocks have always held a fascination for me and perhaps others. it is one way to create a gift for someone and personalize it so that they know that it was created just for them and not something picked up as an afterthought at some store last minute. As most of you know, were i to work at walmarts for the hours it can take to create one, i could probably give them a gift card of outlandish amounts (lol). But it wouldn’t have the satisfaction for both parties (or at least i hope.)
The first clock i created for my daughter, who is a computer researcher, is of ebony, walnut, paduak and cocobolo. The next, for a cousin who’s a skydiver, is of sucupira, maple and paduak. and the third for an artst friend, is of walnut and ash. i hope they enjoy them as much as I did in the creation.

-- Dan





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mot

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#1 posted 06-13-2007 02:58 AM

Those are nifty! I’ve never done a clock.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#2 posted 06-13-2007 03:04 AM

Looks like lots of fun to make.

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

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HandsOgold

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#3 posted 06-13-2007 03:11 AM

Although the first uses a clockface purchased expressly for it from Klockit, the other two are merely watchfaces picked up at a local flea market for about five bucks each. When i ask the booth owner to remove the bands, and then let him KEEP them in case someone’s breaks, they stare at me in a very strange manner lol.

-- Dan

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#4 posted 06-13-2007 03:25 AM

Very nifty clocks. I made my first one recently out of a big hunk of oak burl for my daughter in laws bday. She loved it. jockmike

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

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#5 posted 06-13-2007 03:46 AM

Those are very interest and personalized as you said. Nice work!

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#6 posted 06-13-2007 04:50 AM

Great Clocks. and very inventive in the presentation

-- 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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#7 posted 06-13-2007 05:15 AM

I really like the idea of recycling the old watches. Nice gift to make. I think I’ll be on the lookout for some old watches. One for my mom for Christmas. Thanks.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org

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#8 posted 06-13-2007 12:04 PM

what fun you must have had designing them, making them, presenting them.
They are So cute.

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

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#9 posted 06-13-2007 04:30 PM

Nice, inventive designs!

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

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#10 posted 06-07-2010 09:06 PM

these are sooooo cool, its funny i made a clock for my wife with some computer monitors carved also. I really dig the melting one the best. Have a great day…

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#11 posted 06-07-2010 09:09 PM

Some great looking clocks

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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