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NASA themed mantle clock high school graduation gift.

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Project by dbhost posted 1078 days ago 1481 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My niece, that lives in the Pacific Northwest is graduating high school, and is a big NASA fan. Being the uncle that lives in / around Houston, it fell to me to get / build her a NASA themed gift for her high school graduation. This is actually part 1 of a 2 part set, the other part isn’t done yet…

Construction is construction grade SYP 2×6 and walnut scrap with oak dowel joinery. In case it hasn’t been noted, I am getting to be a very big fan of dowel joinery…. It’s quick, easy, and extremely durable… not to mention it looks awesome.

The NASA meatball logo is a car emblem that I bought at the NASA gift shop when I was touring the center last year with my Mom.

The finish is Minwax Golden Pecan stain on the SYP, BLO on the walnut, and the whole thing with 2 coats of lacquer that have been buffed.

The second part of this gift is a pen / pencil holder set that will hold a mechanical pencil and a pen both from that same gift shop, space themed of course. In between the pen / pencil holders will be a small stand for her iPod. I figure the iPod will eventually go out of vogue, but maybe she can re-use the slot to hold business cards when she graduates college and gets a career going…

Thanks for looking.

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com





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Jim Bertelson

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#1 posted 1078 days ago

Very unique. I like the idea of using a logo designed for a different purpose. Degoose seems to be on a roll adding various gizmos to his woodworking projects…...........

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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dbhost

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#2 posted 1078 days ago

Scary thing is, I looked, and I am up to 19 projects posted. And I haven’t posted a good number of my outdoor projects, like the fence, the planter boxes, the completed siding, as I have felt those were more home repair / improvement projects. To put it bluntly, I have been BUSY…!

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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Dusty56

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#3 posted 662 days ago

Did you ever finish the “set” ? This part of it looks good : )

-- When you arrive at my front door, please knock softly but firmly. I like soft , firm, knockers : )

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dbhost

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#4 posted 662 days ago

Actually I did. I don’t have photos up for it yet. I need to see if I can find them on my other PC (my wife is on it yet…)

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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Dusty56

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#5 posted 662 days ago

I’ll look forward to seeing them : )

-- When you arrive at my front door, please knock softly but firmly. I like soft , firm, knockers : )

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