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Project by TomFran posted 06-22-2007 12:52 AM 1706 views 9 times favorited 35 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I like to make these small clocks and give them as gifts. They have a Seiko time piece that keeps perfect time. From scraps of walnut I construct these, and those who receive them really seem to love them. They’re finished with (3) coats of Waterlox wiping varnish.

This is again what makes woodwork so much fun – that you can turn scrap wood into something that blesses others.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28





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#1 posted 06-22-2007 12:54 AM

well isn’t that the cutest little thing.
and how does the clock fit into the piece?

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

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#2 posted 06-22-2007 01:04 AM

I drill a 35mm hole with a Forstner bit and the time piece has a rubber gasket that provides a nice friction fit. To remove the clock from the base, there is a small hole in the back which you use to push it out.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#3 posted 06-22-2007 04:41 AM

Hey what happened to the beaver headed Canuck?

Nice clock Tom.

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

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#4 posted 06-22-2007 04:49 AM

As they say in South Carolina – Thanks Y’all!

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#5 posted 06-22-2007 08:37 AM

Nice clock Tom – I couldn’t help but notice the Light House on the coffee cup – Like that too. How thick is the wood?

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

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#6 posted 06-22-2007 10:50 AM

the beaver-headed Canuck got her LJ t-shirt in the mail yesterday :D :D

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

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#7 posted 06-22-2007 02:27 PM

Bill,

The main body is 13/16” (20mm). The feet are wider (1”).

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#8 posted 06-22-2007 02:28 PM

OK, I’ve got to ask. What is the deal about the “beaver-headed Canuck?” It has been referenced here twice now. (Or, maybe I shouldn’t ask…) ;^D

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#9 posted 06-22-2007 02:39 PM

That is a nice looking clock. What a neat way to use up your scraps.

Tom, they are referring to Debbie’s last picture in which she was wearing a hat, I believe.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#10 posted 06-22-2007 02:49 PM

oscorner,

”What a neat way to use up your scraps…”

When it comes to walnut – I hate to throw away any of it; even tiny pieces like these clocks are made from.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#11 posted 06-22-2007 04:45 PM

Let me introduce the “Beaver-Headed Canuck”.

Me; The Beaver-Headed Canuck

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

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mot

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#12 posted 06-22-2007 05:07 PM

If had a buck for every time THAT picture comes up. It just makes me smile. Great clock Tom! I can learn a lot about the artistic presentation of smaller pieces. I keep thinking I have to make everything big. I just about threw away some cutoffs last night that could have made a dozen of these. What great gifts! I’m glad you posted this!

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

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#13 posted 06-22-2007 05:16 PM

“Beaver-Headed Canuck”

Thank you Debbie for clarifying that – now I can say that I am personally familiar with a Canadian Lumberjock!

Great picture. I’m jealous : (

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#14 posted 06-22-2007 07:28 PM

it is pretty funny.
We had a lot of laughs making it… Rick got the wood, Jenn took the pix.. and I, well, posed! :D
and we ALL laughed

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

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#15 posted 06-23-2007 02:48 AM

All we need is the song to go with the picture….

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

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