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Project by HandsOgold posted 12-25-2007 05:53 AM 1046 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When a neighbor asked me to design a clock for her philatelist husband, a germ of an idea crystalized. However when i went to create a postage stamp in wood, I was overwhlemed by choices and artistic demands. Sometimes you cant let your project get ahead of your skills. I Knew that i should make a stamp by punching regular holes to imitate peforations, but it still had to be a clock. I then decided that if i used actual stamps on my symbolic stamp, no one could miss the symbolism. I therefore selected from my collection a dozen US stamps from one to twelve cents denominations to make the numerals, and used my latest veneer acquisition, a sheet of Hawaiian Koa wood on which a Koto wood “stamp” was to be placed. The result is on view above.
and its a good thing i posted the project because in looking at the enlarged image, i just noticed that my numbers are out of order, i gotta contact the new owner and repair. I gues time can stand still.

-- Dan





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Daren Nelson

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#1 posted 12-25-2007 06:00 AM

Killer idea (I will probably swipe it)...but the 7 & 8 are switched . I know you mentioned it, but how did you not catch it?

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rpmurphy509

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#2 posted 12-25-2007 06:00 AM

Very neat idea. This would go over well with any stamp collector, and we all know
there are many of them out there (myself included).

-- Still learning everything

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Karson

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#3 posted 12-25-2007 06:06 AM

Nice idea and a great clock.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Jiri Parkman

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#4 posted 12-25-2007 09:10 PM

Original job.

-- Jiri

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MsDebbieP

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#5 posted 12-27-2007 04:12 PM

brilliant idea and the end result is lovely – very colourful

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#6 posted 12-28-2007 03:36 AM

Very neat clock. Curious as to where you got the movements from, my wife and I have recently come up with an idea for a clock for the playroom I am working on and I will need to get a good size movement.

Thanks.
CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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