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A Clock I made 32 yrs ago in Jr High Woodworking.

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Project by Ken90712 posted 1435 days ago 2323 views 3 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was sitting here after working in the wood shop today fesh out of the shower watching some old Woodsmith shows on the DVR. I know I’m addicted to woodworking its a great hobby while wife is at work. At least she knows what I ‘m doing LOL …Sorry rambling,

I was looking above the TV to see what time it was, and realized, man I made this clock for my Grandma and gave to here when I was in 7th grade. I received the clock back after she passed. As far as I can remember this was the first real project I ever made. I sit and look at the every day and never really gave it any thought.


It was made in 3 sections. I glued up oak strips about 1 inch thick in 3 sections. Once I cut out the back in the middle section, I then glued all three of them together. I laid out the holes and the center for the clock works. I then drilled the holes, 2 different sizes and rounded the corners and routered the edges along with the holes. Don’t remember what I finished it with.

Thx for looking.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"





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degoose

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#1 posted 1435 days ago

Very interesting piece.. the story of it’s history is cool… I never made any thing like that when I was in School…all academic subjects.

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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JJohnston

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#2 posted 1435 days ago

I’m sitting here doing some math, and I realize I was also in 7th grade shop class 32 years ago. I don’t know what happened to the POS turned pedestal nightstand I made, though I do remember that we blackened them with an oxyacetylene torch, then wiped something on for a finish.

-- "Sorry I'm late. Somebody tampered with my brakes." "You should have been early, then."

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GMman

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#3 posted 1435 days ago

Great idea for the numbers.

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Steph78

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#4 posted 1435 days ago

Really cool story Ken! Cool clock too! Thanks for sharing

-- Steph, Phoenix

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Stephen

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#5 posted 1435 days ago

7th grade shop….cripes, I remember that. That was in 58 for me. We were required to make a three view drawing then build the project. Hand tools only. I think I day dreamed thru that class.

-- Loving it in Tucson .... Stephen

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D1st

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#6 posted 1435 days ago

Are you showing off for Fred Smith! (FED EX owner) lol Nice Clock

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RWJones

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#7 posted 1435 days ago

Hey neat clock, and nice jet. I drive a delivery truck for Fed Ex Home Delivery, in Northwest Florida. Are you affiliated with Fed Ex too?

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lew

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#8 posted 1435 days ago

Great looking clock, Ken!

When I went to junior high, shop class consisted of making tools from stones and sticks ;^)

Lew

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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SPalm

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#9 posted 1435 days ago

That’s cool. It brings back memories of early early projects.

Nice clock. At least you don’t have time on your hands.
Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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MShort

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#10 posted 1435 days ago

Thanks for sharing the story behind the clock. The things that moms and grandmas hang on to—- Priceless memories. Thanks for posting. Great looking clock.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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ken_c

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#11 posted 1435 days ago

mr kilingbeck would be proud too…

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Gary Fixler

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#12 posted 1435 days ago

32 YEARS ago!? I was being born then! Sorry, didn’t mean to make you feel old, Ken :)

Anyway, the finish has held up very well. It’s quite an accomplishment for 7th grade – nice and solid design. The wood is great, too. It almost looks like lacewood.

-- Gary, Los Angeles, video game animator

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Ken90712

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#13 posted 1435 days ago

Thx all, Figured you would get a kick out of it. Has been a long time. Yea, D1st & RwJones, I work for FedEx here in Los Angeles. I work at LAX Line here at airport as a Sr. Aircraft Mechanic. Been with them for 14 yrs now. Great Company. We have anywhere from 15-19 aircraft transit through on our shift daily. Keeps us busy, LOL

Gary I will get you for that! Yea getting old for sure. When I get back in town we need to meet for lunch!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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lumberdustjohn

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#14 posted 1435 days ago

Turn back the time.
32 years ago HMMMMM
I was Preparing for a lifetime commitment.

Thanks for sharing.

-- Safety first because someone needs you.

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randyb

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#15 posted 1434 days ago

Thats a cool clock, what do you do for FEDEX?

-- I was going for that distressed look

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