25th Anniversary clock

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Project by luv2learn posted 10-17-2012 11:42 PM 1485 views 6 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My daughter and son-in-law are celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary in November. I wanted to give them something that was special, unique, and not store bought so I designed this clock just for them.

The wedding bands have their names, wedding date, and 25th anniversary date inscribed. The ring around the clock has the names of their three children. I relieved the edges of all the fretwork to soften the look. The top and base are made of walnut, the body is butternut (I think), and the fretwork is maple. I finished it with three coats of high gloss lacquer. I am pleased with the results I fiddled with the design for quite some time before I was satisfied with it.

I hope that they will enjoy looking at it as much as I enjoyed designing and making it for them.

Thanks for looking!!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#1 posted 10-18-2012 03:36 AM

Wow, that’s a beautiful piece. Great design, great craftsmanship. You really are an artist. Well done.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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#2 posted 10-18-2012 05:06 AM

Wow, that’s cool. One of kind for sure…..................

-- mike...............

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#3 posted 10-18-2012 09:55 AM

What a beautiful clock and gift for beloved children. They will be proud of your work and you could be too!
Thanks for sharing

-- *** the german lumberjock ***

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#4 posted 10-18-2012 10:11 AM

You did a wonderful job on this. Wow. This will get handed down a few times.

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#5 posted 10-18-2012 11:33 AM

That’s a lotta fine cuttin. Really nice project, nice gift.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#6 posted 10-18-2012 01:14 PM

Beautiful! What a great gift, you should be proud as I know they will be.

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#7 posted 10-18-2012 04:16 PM

Thanks everyone for your kind comments, I REALLY appreciate every one of them.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#8 posted 10-18-2012 04:48 PM

This really sticks out. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#9 posted 10-18-2012 07:35 PM

It is very unique.I know they will appreciate it.This is one more reason for them to remember you as a good father and father in law.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#10 posted 10-18-2012 11:51 PM

Wow, very nice, great detail! That is something that will be passed down to generations to come.

-- list your handcrafted treasures @ for free!

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#11 posted 10-19-2012 02:15 AM

I really like how you softened the edges! What a treasured heirloom this will be!


-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#12 posted 10-19-2012 02:27 AM

Very well designed, balanced, and contrasted. Also your execution, and craftsmanship are beautiful. These Qualities are only exceeded by your kind heart luv2learn.

-- The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. "Helen Keller"

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#13 posted 10-19-2012 02:56 AM

You “I hope that they will enjoy looking at it as much as I enjoyed designing and making it for them.”? I think there will be jaws hitting the floor and a tears of joy. Such a wonderful gift and great craftsmanship.

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#14 posted 10-19-2012 04:47 PM

Amazing work L2L!

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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