Piece of gnarly firewood saved and milled into clock

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This was a piece of firewood i saved from the pile. it was the crotch of the tree and had interesting shape. I cut it up and shaped it with my homemade milling machine.

-- Mark, Newton, NC.

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#1 posted 564 days ago

Incredible work. This piece is awesome.

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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#2 posted 564 days ago

looks like it is always the right time too


smooth sanding

welcome to LJ’s

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#3 posted 564 days ago

Very cool. I’d be real interested in a post or blog on your home made milling machine.

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#4 posted 564 days ago

Very beautiful clock! I’d also like to see your milling machine. Thanks for sharing!

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#5 posted 564 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks. A very nice looking clock, were the hands omitted by accident, or are you making
some special ones. Now that you have mentioned your homemade milling machine, you will find that most of
us are very curious about homemade tools and want to see how you made yours. Thank you for sharing, and
hope you enjoy Lumberjocks.

-- As ever, Gus-the 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#6 posted 564 days ago

Looks like you saved the piece in the nick of time.

-- Peter, member of the Fine Woodwork Association

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#7 posted 564 days ago

Thanks for the positive comments everyone. To answer a couple questions I would be more than happy to post my milling machine. If I don’t get it today I will do it tomorrow. This is my first time posting and just joining the site I am a little clumsy working through it but picking it up fast. Gus, yes the hands are off I have a clock kit for it but the hands are so cheap looking I am trying to make wooden ones. I will post more pics of it too.

-- Mark, Newton, NC.

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#8 posted 564 days ago

This is very cool. Almost looks like a shark’s tooth. How big is it? Did you use a finish on it?

I like this a lot. Great job.

-- The view only changes for the leading dog.

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#9 posted 564 days ago

Put some teeth on that thing and it would look like a shark eating a clock..
Very nice work by the way. I like it.

-- Michael :-{| Diapers and politicians both need to be changed often; and for the same reason.

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#10 posted 563 days ago

Toxicoval56, It is 23” tall and 14” wide at the lowest part of the base. All i have on it for now as a finish is sanding sealer 3 coats. My son said it looked like a shark tooth but the wife said reminds her of a Gnome. Thanks again for thumb up.

-- Mark, Newton, NC.

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#11 posted 506 days ago

Now this is a cool clock! It looks like some creature standing there leaning to one side. Quite an eye catcher for sure! Well done!

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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