My dad was wanting to cut down a walnut tree that was on the edge of a field and offered me the stump. The rest he was using for firewood. There wasn’t anything big enough for lumber. When I saw one of the crotches of a branch I asked to have that as well. This was one half of the crotch and is actually about 1 1/2” from the middle of the crotch. The back side of the clock is the middle of the crotch. The clock is just over 1 1/2” thick and 14” in diameter and the number marks are made from bird’s eye maple that was flooring from a house built in 1919. You can even see the three areas of white sapwood on the top and sides. The finish is a clear lacquer.