|Project by scrappy||posted 12-29-2009 05:09 AM||1402 views||1 time favorited||11 comments|
First off want to mention the last pic is from here. (forgot to get a pic before starting.)
This was a Cedar Slab Clock that my neighbor had very simular to the last pic I got off the web.. He brought it to me because he has learned not to through wood away.(if I see it, I will dig it out of the trash can!)haha
It was missing a couple of numbers (just glued on) and the clock was missing hands and beat up. (he found it in his attic when getting out christmas lights)
Since he brought this to me (because I like wood) I thought I would Re_Make his Christmas present out of it. I had noticed that on his desk was a couple of coffee cups holding pens, so an idea formed. Not only to hold pens but to use the live edge and finish from the original clock and make a desk clock/pen holder.
Had fun laying this out to get as much of the live edge facing the correct direction without messing up the finish. Resawed the board to about 3/8 thick. Then useing one long edge for the box, just wraped it around with miters. The only thing I wanted was for all the corners to match, so I just made sure both ends were the same height. It veries about 3/4 inch as you go around the box.
Where I had to glue the pieces together, I just used my dremel router to remove the 1/8 inch thick epoxy? coating and glued wood to wood. Where there was small scratches I hit them with a little wipe on poly and it covered them nicely.
Got the clock from GoodWill in a little plastic stand. Luckily I got a set of Forstner bits for Christmas so I could drill the hole.
This was a real fun project. Watching it develop from a 16 inch slab into a desk clock was interesting. I really hope to inspire more people to think outside the box as far as Re-New, Re-Use, and Re-Purpose is concerned. There are a lot of thing people normally just tose out that are great for things like this. Check out my “Dish drainer turned Cora” I did for my grand son.
Please leave all comments and suggestions. I am allways open to learning new things. That is one of the greatest things about this site. Thanks for looking.
-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!