Scrap Wood Desk Clocks

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Project by Durnik150 posted 1881 days ago 1645 views 4 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve seen several forum conversations lately about what to do with all those little pieces of wood that you can’t find a use for but can’t bear to get rid of either. Here’s an idea I had and it has been pretty successful.

Since a lot of what I do is with laminated blocks, I end up with triangles or rectangles of wood that are just too substantial to throw away or to toss in the firebox. I decided to pick up a couple clock faces w/ movements and used the appropriate forstner bit to put the hole in the block. Sand sand sand and finish finish finish and viola desk top clocks made of Walnut, Narra, Padauk, and Bloodwood. I give them away as small gifts to teachers or co-workers.

They all vary in size since they are made from cutoffs but they usually aren’t any taller than 5” and are 2-3” wide.

I hope this helps with ideas for the scrap problem. Thanks for taking a look.

-- Behind the Bark is a lot of Heartwood----Charles, Centennial, CO

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#1 posted 1881 days ago

good idea well done

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 1881 days ago

Beautiful idea, look very neat.

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

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#3 posted 1881 days ago

That should cut down on the scrap pile. Those look great…and great idea!

-- Where did all this sawdust come from?

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#4 posted 1881 days ago

Sweet looking and a great idea.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#5 posted 1881 days ago

That should keep ‘em busy for a day or two :-))

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#6 posted 1881 days ago

All Very nice! Great use of scrap wood.

Keep it up.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#7 posted 1880 days ago

I just give all my scrap to a mate and he re-uses them to make boxes and clock thingies and cutting boards.
He especially loves the off cuts from the woven boards and the chevron boards. He has a thing for PH and SA
He also has timber of his own and uses a lot of camphor laurel and silky oak.

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#8 posted 1880 days ago

Great looking clocks! That’s why I got into woodworking. Still haven’t made one.

-- Larry , Colorado

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#9 posted 1334 days ago

Good looking clocks!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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