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Project by Sam Shakouri posted 12-13-2012 12:00 PM 954 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Degoose’s ” A time for hairy oak ” inspired me to use a worn ( very worn ) piece of railway sleeper that was given to me by a friend, not long ago. Here it is for sharing.
That piece was big enough to cut into few more pieces and I think I will turn them all into clocks later, next year.
I find good relationship between worn timbers and clocks making. Even worn timber can be used while the time goes on and on and on.

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....





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Jamie Speirs

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#1 posted 12-13-2012 12:09 PM

Very nice

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#2 posted 12-13-2012 01:34 PM

A handsome clock Sam. The only ‘flat’ work I’ve seen from you so far. Well done, it has a lot of charm.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#3 posted 12-13-2012 01:52 PM

A good use of a historic piece of wood. So much character in it.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#4 posted 12-13-2012 02:37 PM

Nice analogy Sam. Rustic beauty

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#5 posted 12-13-2012 02:55 PM

Great job Sam.
The relationship between the worn timber and the clock has some eclectic meaning.
I really like seeing all your pieces.

-- All glory comes from daring to begin. ~ Eugene F. Ware

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#6 posted 12-13-2012 05:43 PM

Very nice clock!

That would has been burnt hasn’t it?

COOL!

Thank you.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#7 posted 12-13-2012 07:03 PM

Sam,
The brass against the rough surface is striking and the classic numerals really elevate this piece to the highest level.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#8 posted 12-13-2012 08:12 PM

Just love it Sam ,it has a very organic look about it, bet it will end up a family heirloom :)
Pete

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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Surfside

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#9 posted 12-13-2012 08:42 PM

Very flashy.. That is simply beautiful.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#10 posted 12-13-2012 10:59 PM

Really nice work.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#11 posted 12-13-2012 11:27 PM

Great use of the red gum sleeper Sam, beautiful piece of art.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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#12 posted 12-13-2012 11:51 PM

Great idea Sam

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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