Re-Gifting, A Re-New start on Life

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Project by scrappy posted 12-29-2009 05:09 AM 1827 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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!

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#1 posted 12-29-2009 05:14 AM

Now that is a very cool idea. Great job Scrappy!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#2 posted 12-29-2009 06:41 AM

Scrappy: Great reuse of materials. Nice job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#3 posted 12-29-2009 06:50 AM

I like this allot… Clever design

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#4 posted 12-29-2009 09:37 AM

Very Cool Scrappy.

The link to the Dish drainer seems to have a problem.

-- I may be schizophrenic, but at least I have each other.

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#5 posted 12-29-2009 01:36 PM

Very clever use of a hunk of… wood!
The “after” is so much nicer than the “before”.
I particularly like the usefulness of the project.

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#6 posted 12-29-2009 07:29 PM

Scrappy, You are truelly amazing in your reuse of recycled material. Great job….............

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#7 posted 12-30-2009 02:22 AM

Thanks for all the great comments everyone. After coming back and reading the comments I decided I needed to change the order of the pics. It presents better with the project in the front I think.

This really was a lot of fun. Sent the link to my neighbor so he could see what people think of it too.This was his answer: Love my Clock , Pen holder. You’ll get all my scrap wood now !!! Thanks, John. P.S Read the comments. Just Great

Thanks again for the comments.


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

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#8 posted 12-31-2009 08:05 PM

Another winner Scrappy. You always have great ideas to reuse and/or repurpose.

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

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#9 posted 01-02-2010 02:47 PM

Nice work


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#10 posted 01-04-2010 06:45 AM

Nice Clocks. I love Wood!!!!!!

-- Greg, Southern Oregon, What can I say but God Is Good!

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#11 posted 01-12-2010 03:53 PM

You certainly have the knack for re-use. We all need to be more fugal with are resources. Very nice design & craftsmanship.

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