Wedding Gifts --- 3 in 1

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Project by nonickswood posted 08-25-2012 10:26 PM 2782 views 5 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

For my Daughter and Son in-laws Wedding, I made this Tree of Life Clock. Holly, Black Walnut, Ebony for the hands and Rosewood for hour marks.

Then Turned this Salad Bowl out of Teak.

Once it was turned on a face plate I realized that I needed to make a Long-worth Chuck.

When the bowl was done I decided they would need some spring open Tongs. Teak, Ebony.

These Tongs fold back on themselves for easy storage,
when flipped all the way around they are spring loaded.

I guess maybe this should be a 4 in 1 project.
I got to keep the Chuck!
More Clock Images here

Long Worth Chuck & Bowl Images here

-- Nick, Virginia,

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#1 posted 08-25-2012 10:53 PM

Beautiful work! Congratulations and best wishes to your daughter and son-in-law!

How did you do the ebony hands? I have metal ones and would prefer wood but I’m not sure how they would attach to the clock post (what ever it’s called). I’d hate to have them fall off or stop moving.

I really love the tongs—it’s an elegant design. How does the spring loaded business work?

You’re very talented. Thanks very, very much for posting. Doe

-- Mother Nature talks, I try to listen

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#2 posted 08-26-2012 12:29 AM

Doe, Thanks for looking.
I started out with some metal hands but was not happy with them. I just clipped them off, saving the little rings and leaving just enough metal too Epoxy into a small groove on the Ebony hands. As for the tongs I can’t give the secret away but if you study Photos and think about the hinge point you will probably figure it out. Started with one solid piece of wood!

-- Nick, Virginia,

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#3 posted 08-27-2012 01:12 AM

Nick, Is that an old Craftsman tube-type lathe?

-- Pete, "It isn't broken, you just aren't using it right."

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#4 posted 08-28-2012 01:24 AM

It sure is Pete.

-- Nick, Virginia,

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