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Project by oldnovice posted 03-11-2018 07:34 AM 725 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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A number of years ago, way too many to count, one of my colleagues got upset when meetings took longer than they should. Serendipitously a ceramic egg kitchen timer broke but only the body broke leaving the actual timing portion (sand/glass) intact.

I saw this as an opportunity to save the timer and make a little gag gift at the same time. I used some scrap pieces of oak, cut them down to size, cut some recesses for the glass envelope, and added the four brass supports.

He took the timer to the very next meeting, knowing full well that it was only a five minute timer, but his point was made along with a little humor.

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DeLayne Peck

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#1 posted 03-11-2018 09:19 AM

You could be accused of poaching the egg timer. Good story.

-- DJ Peck, Lincoln Nebraska. Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.

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#2 posted 03-11-2018 11:50 AM

Good background story and fun project. Humor can be a great way to make a point.

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Andrek

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#3 posted 03-11-2018 11:55 AM

So if I got that right it takes some time to keep up with time, more humor!!!
well done and a fun project.

-- andrek

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stefang

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#4 posted 03-11-2018 02:03 PM

Very nicely done and a great idea for meetings too. What kind of batteries does it use?

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 03-11-2018 03:06 PM

Fun deal, and you saved a timer besides.

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#6 posted 03-11-2018 04:43 PM

I need one of those for my meetings. Nice job.

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#7 posted 03-11-2018 05:33 PM

Nice work!

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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#8 posted 03-11-2018 05:55 PM

Thanks for all the comments!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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helluvawreck

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#9 posted 03-11-2018 09:03 PM

Nice work! It turned out beautifully.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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Woodwrecker

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#10 posted 03-11-2018 10:22 PM

Great piece brother.
And great story to go with it.
Your imagination is only exceeded by your talent.

-- Eric, central Florida / Utor praemia operibus duris

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Dan

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#11 posted 03-11-2018 10:27 PM

Nice Work!

-- Dan

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#12 posted 03-12-2018 01:21 PM

I could of used one of these for the bathrooms when the kids were growing up. Nice save.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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