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Project by jockmike2 posted 12-30-2007 11:47 PM 1356 views 0 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Found this poplar burl in a pile of trees my nephew had cut down and thrown in a pile at my brothers place. They did’nt know what it was until I cut it up and showed them. Looked good to me. Made this as a present thats helped do a lot of work for me around my house. Just a good kid. I say kid, but hes 30. Acts like a kid a lot I guess is why. Got a good heart. Is a plumber by trade but also has worked with his brothers who are licensed contractors, building houses. mike

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





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mot

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#1 posted 12-30-2007 11:49 PM

That came out nice, Mike. I can’t tell time on one of dem der hand devices, but it still looks pretty cool to me.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#2 posted 12-30-2007 11:52 PM

Aw you kids, brought up with puters, never learned to tell time the old fashioned way like me, you ask someone the time. mike

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

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#3 posted 12-30-2007 11:55 PM

Thats a very nice piece of burl you chose for the clock. Looks good.

And Tom, I’ve seen those before and they are pretty cool. I would make one but I don’t know how… I would buy one but they are pretty expensive!

-- Happy woodworking! http://www.openarmsphotography.com

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#4 posted 12-31-2007 12:02 AM

Nice wood Mike, right down my ally.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service http://westcoastlands.net/Sawmill.html http://westcoastlands.net/SawBucks2/phpBB3 http://www.portablesawmill.info

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#5 posted 12-31-2007 12:08 AM

nice burl. like the grain in it.

-- pat,ohio...http://s5.photobucket.com/albums/y198/patshwigar/

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#6 posted 12-31-2007 12:10 AM

Great clock Mike. A great use of a burl.

-- 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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jockmike2

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#7 posted 12-31-2007 12:11 AM

thanks gang. Say Pat you hear anything from Jim Earl lately. Thanks Ron, Karson. I made one other one out of walnut for my brother with pictures of him and I with a big laker we caught and him and his son with their biggest buck racks. mike

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

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#8 posted 12-31-2007 12:29 AM

Very nice. I need hands to know what time it is. Somehow the numbers of a digital clock or watch just don’t stick.

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#9 posted 12-31-2007 02:25 AM

nice looking clock mike , nice of you to make it for him as well.

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#10 posted 12-31-2007 02:40 AM

Wait till you see the one I made for my brother out of walnut burl really pretty. mike

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

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Grumpy

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#11 posted 12-31-2007 03:21 AM

Great work Mike. Look forward to seeing the walnut Burl clock.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#12 posted 12-31-2007 04:17 AM

good save Mike and thoughtful gift. well done.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#13 posted 12-31-2007 04:39 AM

tanks you guys, m

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

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#14 posted 12-31-2007 07:20 AM

Great looking piece of burl Mike and clever use of it. The clock came out really nice, I bet the “kid” liked it. I think that 30 is a kid, heck I was 30 myself, 30 years ago.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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#15 posted 12-31-2007 10:50 AM

Beautiful clock.

-- Jiri

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