A twist on clocks

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Project by RTJM27 posted 03-06-2012 01:33 AM 1754 views 2 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had the privilege of hunting in North Dakota for free last fall with a program that sponsors veterans from the state. The trip included airfare, two days lodging and great food all for free. I decided the least I could do was to make a few clocks to thank the men that made it happen. I kept shells that were fired during the hunt and used them as the time pieces for the clocks.
Thanks for looking.

-- Reed

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#1 posted 03-06-2012 01:35 AM

Some great looking Clocks.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#2 posted 03-06-2012 01:45 AM

OK, these are cool for a couple reasons. First of all I love live edge products. Secondly, few people actually show appreciation for anything now days. Says a lot for you as well. As do your other projects. Nice work. If you are in western south Dakota holler. I’ll give you a couple pieces to work with.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 03-06-2012 02:10 AM

Great looking clocks, love the shells as they add allot to the pieces.

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#4 posted 03-06-2012 02:22 AM

Great looking clocks, little trivia question. Why do they (some clock makers) use four roman number 1’s for the number “4” instead of the traditional “IV” as a number “4”? You’d be surprised at the number of people that never noticed the 4 roman one’s

-- Dan Hux,,,,Raleigh, NC

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#5 posted 03-06-2012 04:22 AM


-- There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America. ~William J. Clinton

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#6 posted 03-06-2012 12:06 PM

Thanks for all the compliments. Just a little positive reinforcement is all it takes to make a guy want to get right back into the shop.

-- Reed

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#7 posted 03-06-2012 12:10 PM

These are real nice. They would look great in my brother’s log cabin on the river.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#8 posted 03-06-2012 12:17 PM

great work here reed

and the personalized plaques
are a very nice touch

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#9 posted 03-06-2012 02:28 PM

Great clocks, great ideas, and very well done! Keep at it! Thanks for pics.

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#10 posted 03-07-2012 04:07 AM

Ignorant question but here goes…how do you keep the wood from fading? I have some cedar’s outback that would work well for a similar style but I expect they would quickly fade to grey.

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#11 posted 03-07-2012 04:22 AM

The sun is the biggest enemy. The first clock I made was an anniversary gift to my wife and it’s been on the wall in our living room for almost two years. It hasn’t faded noticeably. I think once you get a clear coat of lacquer or varnish on the wood you’ve pretty much sealed the deal.
That layer of grey will come off easily with a planer or just a lot of sanding too.

-- Reed

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#13 posted 03-07-2012 05:16 AM

You’re very welcome

-- Reed

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#14 posted 03-07-2012 03:52 PM

Great Idea!
Nice work.

And THANK YOU for your service to our country.
We have a son who is a Marine, and a son-in-law who spent 9 years in the Navy, both doing tours in Iraq.
We are eternally grateful for all who Serve!
Thank you Sir.

-- Christian, Husband, Grandpa, Salesman, amateur Woodworker.

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#15 posted 03-07-2012 04:32 PM

Thank you for thanking me.

-- Reed

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