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Project by Ebro posted 11-22-2015 02:35 AM 1209 views 10 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I haven’t made any of these in a few years. I keep promising myself that I’ll make one for myself instead of giving them all away. This time I made three kinds, two oak versions and an oak/walnut version. The two-tone oak are definitely my favorite. They were a happy accident, I had stained the oak watch bands a dark mahogany but hated it. I sanded most of the stain off but the grain remained dark. I re-stained them with a mission oak stain which turned out very well. The last photo shows the progression. I have seven of these done or in progress for a craft show and gifts. Hopefully I’ll end up with one for myself finally. Thanks for looking.

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#1 posted 11-22-2015 04:19 AM

All are very nice, where do you get your clock parts from?

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#2 posted 11-22-2015 04:27 AM

Thank you. I ordered the clock inserts from They are 2 3/4” and fit in a 2 3/8” hole.

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#3 posted 11-22-2015 01:54 PM

These are definitely on my list, but I’m thinking I want to try a larger wall version

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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#4 posted 11-22-2015 02:12 PM

Very nice looking. I have favorited this project as one I would like to try.

-- "I love it when a plan comes together" John "Hannibal" Smith

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#5 posted 11-22-2015 02:20 PM

I’m not so glad with this LJ contribution. Now my to do list is even longer than it already was. Sorry. No,no,no. Very nice and well done. I love them.

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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#6 posted 11-22-2015 02:28 PM

Looks great. Very detailed and intricate.


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#7 posted 11-22-2015 08:32 PM

Very nice clocks. Remember the large one’s we all make in the 70’s to hang on the wall. Not nearly as fancy as what you have made

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#8 posted 11-23-2015 01:49 AM

Very cool! I have a bunch of different clocks I have picked up a yard sales that would work great for something like this. And they are all different sizes to keep things interesting! Thanks for sharing this idea!

-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl,

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#9 posted 11-23-2015 02:26 AM

Well done these always go quickly at craft sales

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#10 posted 11-23-2015 03:18 AM

Thanks everyone for the compliments, I appreciate it.

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#11 posted 11-24-2015 05:11 AM

I too have made many of these and they are very good sellers. You can use many different woods to give different effects. I even segment different woods to mix it up a little. I have found that my popular sellers are themed inserts.

You did a very nice job on these. It is a fun project. Thanks for showing.

-- John T.

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#12 posted 11-24-2015 07:08 PM

Realy realistic clocks. I like those various colours versions.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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