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Project by DrDirt posted 12-19-2012 04:24 AM 1693 views 3 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Geeze Time flies – down to only one kiddo in elementary school. So we have done pencil holders when I had 3 in elementary, then boxes now we went for a clock.

Project is 8/4 maple with purpleheart layed into the grooves. It was a nice straighforward projet to do with a 10 hear old, cutting 1/4 inch deep 1/8 inch groves on the tablesaw, and drilling for the clock insert at the drill press + sanding.

The project is fom Wood Magazine July 2011 issue 205

-- “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” Mark Twain





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#1 posted 12-19-2012 04:45 AM

Very nice job.

-- --- Measure twice, mis-cut, start over, repeat ---

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#2 posted 12-19-2012 04:53 AM

Great job on the clock….that should get your son a couple “A’s”

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#3 posted 12-19-2012 05:20 AM

Super clock and hansom young man.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#4 posted 12-19-2012 05:24 AM

happy camper here

happy teacher too

and a proud dad

great clock

-- 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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#5 posted 12-19-2012 06:30 AM

Great job on the clock, and great shop partner.
Teacher should be mighty happy.

-- Eric, central Florida / Utor praemia operibus duris

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#6 posted 12-19-2012 07:29 AM

very cool clock ,thats a time that will last a life time ,

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#7 posted 12-19-2012 09:45 AM

Nice job on both the clock and the child. Teachers will want you to have more kids!

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

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#8 posted 12-19-2012 12:49 PM

Good job young man :)

-- Dubb , WV

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#9 posted 12-19-2012 02:38 PM

Very impressive, at this rate he’ll be giving a wooden gear clock to his high school teacher. Obviously your son has a great teacher at home too.

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#10 posted 12-19-2012 03:47 PM

He did a great job.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#11 posted 12-19-2012 04:07 PM

A fine young man. He will go far!

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#12 posted 12-19-2012 04:32 PM

Thanks everybody. It is nice to get away from the rush of the Malls and school wrapping up and spend a couple evenings in the shop with the kids instead.

Cheers and Merry Christmas to all!

-- “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” Mark Twain

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#13 posted 12-19-2012 07:41 PM

Beautiful clock. Hope you keep on with your skills and hope to see more of your projects . You do nice work.

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#14 posted 12-20-2012 01:48 AM

He looks so proud – and rightly so! Well done!

-- Mother Nature talks, I try to listen

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#15 posted 12-20-2012 11:19 AM

I can’t express how great it is that your 10 year old is doing wooworking at this level – even doing inlay!
I would have given anything for my dad to get me started woodworking at 10 years old.
What an advantage your son has over other kids.

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"

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