Moms Birthday clock

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Project by swifty3565 posted 05-31-2017 07:21 PM 676 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just finished this clock for my Moms Birthday. I have been wanting to build a clock for sometime but wasn’t sure of what I wanted it to look like. While searching for clock ideas on LJ I came across these two clocks from Rodneyh. Instantly knew this was what I wanted to do. I hope Rodney will accept my attempt as a true compliment to his work. On a side note all of the wood for the clock came from the barn in the picture. I was told the barn was built in the 1870’s so I am guessing the wood is about 200 years old. Please feel free to provide suggestions or constructive criticisms, always looking to improve.

-- Mike, Michigan

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#1 posted 05-31-2017 09:47 PM

This is a beautiful clock nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#2 posted 05-31-2017 10:58 PM

Very cool clocks!

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

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#3 posted 06-01-2017 12:07 AM

Just to clarify, only the clock with the hummingbird is mine. The other 2 clocks are from another lumberjack.

-- Mike, Michigan

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#4 posted 06-01-2017 01:50 PM

Nice clock Mike!

Where did you source the tile?

That barn wood will produce quite a few “rustic” pieces, hopefully it stays safe.

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#5 posted 06-02-2017 01:02 AM

Thank you. I got the tile from Great selection of tiles. As far as the wood, I was only able to get a few pieces, everything else was already spoken for. I do have a little left may possibly do another clock with ir.

-- Mike, Michigan

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#6 posted 06-03-2017 06:37 PM

Well done. I’ve been to the Motawi and Pewabic stores and amazed at the tiles. It gets to be overwhelming on the choices available.

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#7 posted 06-04-2017 09:05 PM

That’s a great looking A&C clock—I’m sure your mom will just love it!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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