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Project by JL7 posted 12-15-2010 06:15 AM 1616 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a quick project based on a combination of distressed materials. From the top, Claro Walnut with worm holes, Padauk (sap and heartwood transition – it twists just looking at it), Culry Maple (caused by stress, yes?), More Padauk sap and heartwood and at the bottom, Black Walnut, dried too quickly and cracks.

A gift for my son who is finding his way in the world now. He is now learning the meaning of stress, and hopefully will find peace.

Jeff

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.





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Manitario

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#1 posted 12-15-2010 08:27 AM

beautiful piece. Where did you get the clockface from?

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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#2 posted 12-15-2010 12:31 PM

Nice job, I’m sure he will love it!

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

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#3 posted 12-15-2010 02:59 PM

That is a very nice clock and will make a wonderful gift for your son.

-- 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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#4 posted 12-15-2010 03:00 PM

Nice contrast between the woods and the clock face. Stressed woods and a fancy movement with the whole world as a backdrop. Sweet.

Ah yes, watching children find their place can be stressful for parents as well.
Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#5 posted 12-15-2010 04:12 PM

Nice. A clock with time and a lesson in life as well. Just right from father to son. Good work!

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#6 posted 12-15-2010 06:56 PM

I’m diggin’ it!

-- Eric, Seattle Washington - Sawdust Maker

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#7 posted 12-15-2010 10:19 PM

BEAUTIFUL AND MEANINGFUL GIFT. YOU HIT THE NAIL ON THE HEAD WITH THIS ONE.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#8 posted 12-16-2010 08:25 AM

Great design and cool finish…well done.

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#9 posted 12-21-2010 05:10 PM

Beautiful clock.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#10 posted 03-19-2011 04:20 PM

Pretty interesting piece.

-- Leonard H.

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