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Project by RS Woodworks posted 07-07-2009 08:56 AM 1730 views 5 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a gift I made for a supervisor at work when he retired. He has a real zany sense of humor so enjoyed the humor of the clock face.
The case is made from black walnut and birds eye maple. We (my coworkers and I) had a small plaque engraved and I attached it.
The gift was very much appreciated.
The finish is several coats of wipe on poly.

-- I restore the finest vintage tools! If you need a nice plane, saw, marking tool or brace, please let me know!





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Don K.

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#1 posted 07-07-2009 09:01 AM

Thats wild…I got a good laugh out of it. I bet he loved it, thanks for posting it.

-- Don S.E. OK

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#2 posted 07-07-2009 10:48 AM

really cool idea and good job on the woodwork

-- Ron, Missouri

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#3 posted 07-07-2009 01:17 PM

Very cool looking clock. Nice job.

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

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#4 posted 07-07-2009 04:04 PM

Fun idea and cool gift.

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#5 posted 07-07-2009 04:04 PM

cool

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#6 posted 07-07-2009 05:17 PM

very nice

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#7 posted 07-07-2009 05:32 PM

I love it! What fun!
Thanks so much for sharing.

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#8 posted 07-07-2009 05:43 PM

Superb!

(Only, I hope “retirement” and any “clock” does not really go together. Heh, heh.)

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#9 posted 07-07-2009 11:39 PM

Very nice looking clock. You did a beautiful job on it. Where did you get the works from? Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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RS Woodworks

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#10 posted 07-08-2009 01:52 AM

Thanks everyone.
Tom, I got the works from Lee Valley.

Ryan

-- I restore the finest vintage tools! If you need a nice plane, saw, marking tool or brace, please let me know!

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#11 posted 07-08-2009 05:32 AM

I made a similar faced clock years back for a friends housewarming. used a plastic make a clock kit, and stick on letters. (I wasn’t a woodworker yet.) Very well received, even if it stopped working properly and became a kinetic sculpture.
Thanks for reminding me about that… I see it looks great in wood, and I daresay, actually works! Might have to call the old one a prototype and make another!

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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#12 posted 07-08-2009 06:50 PM

That is great, the parents just retired, may have to give them a belated retirement gift.

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#13 posted 07-10-2009 02:12 PM

Did you make the face or is it one that can be bought? I’d love to make one for ME. LOL

-- When asked what I did to make life worthwhile in my lifetime....I can respond with a great deal of pride and satisfaction, "I served a career in the United States Navy."

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RS Woodworks

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#14 posted 07-11-2009 01:36 AM

Thanks guys. The face is also from Lee Valley.
See HERE. Part N.

Boom

-- I restore the finest vintage tools! If you need a nice plane, saw, marking tool or brace, please let me know!

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#15 posted 07-28-2009 07:40 PM

Ha ha way cool

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

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