Lake Nichols Clock

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Project by SandyK posted 1810 days ago 1095 views 7 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I downloaded a map of the lake from MN’s Lakefinder. Transferred the image onto an old slice of pine log, a big slice. Instead of the normal 12-3-6-9 numbers, I made the clock North-South-East_West, and burned it in along with the lake. I had to router out a hole for the clock mechanism in the back because the log slice was too thick, and bend the hands a little. I also dabbed a little red paint onto the black hands so ya could see them…......It’s still keeping time, but don’t ask me what direction I’m going…..

-- Sandy, Minnesota,

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#1 posted 1810 days ago

Nice Sandy and very unique too. I lived in MN back in 1945 on my grandparents farm near Onamia. Keep up the good work!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 1810 days ago

very cool… great idea and well done.

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#3 posted 1810 days ago

Sandy this came out GREAT, very nice work!

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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#4 posted 1809 days ago


-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 1806 days ago

Very neat. That would make for excellent gifts.

-- Jason - Colorado Springs

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#6 posted 1464 days ago

This a a really interesting idea- and made a unique clock. :) Is the lake raised up a bit or is it level with the log and just burned in? And how thick is the slab?

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#7 posted 1464 days ago

I just used a wood burning pen.

-- Sandy, Minnesota,

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#8 posted 120 days ago

Nice design and cool idea. Now when someone asks the time do you say a quarter to North or West- thirty?

Thanks for sharing the idea!!..........................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#9 posted 116 days ago

Ha. On this clock it is always time to “go fishing”.

-- Sandy, Minnesota,

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