|Project by bobdurnell||posted 05-21-2010 05:35 PM||1502 views||6 times favorited||11 comments|
I have made small clocks for my retiring teacher friends for a long time now. I made the first set when eight people retired. That was, let me see, back in the 1990’s. Made a few since and the last ones must have been in 2005 because I kept one. I retired in 2006 and haven’t made any untill now. The clocks are basically the same design except for the wood and the size. The clock fitup needs a 2 3/8 hole and wood today is 5/4 walnut base and a 8/4 top made from quarter sawn white oak. The top comes off for recognition only and the date is stamped on the inside of the hole. I probably won’t tell the recipients about the branding. The finish is my old stand by Deft clear wood finish. I don’t know why I made clocks. That’s just what a retired person does not need to worry about, time.
-- bobdurnell, Santa Ana California.