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Project by Woodenwizard posted 07-18-2013 03:50 AM 752 views 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had this sand timer in various stages of incomplete for almost a year. I finally decided get it completed. I finally finished it the other day. I am glad I didn’t time how long it took me to complete it with this three minute timer. Not sure what I am going to do with it now that it is done.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)





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Ken90712

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#1 posted 07-18-2013 07:59 AM

Wow some great details in this. Very elegant…

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Lenny

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#2 posted 07-18-2013 11:37 AM

Wow, that timer is living in a castle! Very nice work John. Lots of intricate details. I must say, while the timer is the center of attention, tell us more about the wood. Walnut? How about the trim at the top and bottom? Interesting that at the bottom, it looks like waves but not so at the top when it is inverted. What finish did you apply?

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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Max

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#3 posted 07-18-2013 02:25 PM

As always John, beautiful craftsmanship and a wonderful design.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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shipwright

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#4 posted 07-18-2013 03:10 PM

Beautifully done John.
The hours are evident.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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#5 posted 07-18-2013 03:17 PM

Beautiful craftsmanship!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#6 posted 07-18-2013 04:08 PM

Incredible detail.

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#7 posted 07-18-2013 05:01 PM

Thanks everyone. The wood is walnut and maple. I finished it with lemon oil and several coats of Deft lacquer. The sand hour glass is incased in a tube filled with liquid. When you turn it upside down, the hour glass part bubbles to the top as the sand drains. Pretty cool but not very practical. It is about 7” square and 13” tall.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#8 posted 07-18-2013 05:50 PM

Outstanding detail and top notch work!

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#9 posted 07-18-2013 05:59 PM

awesome i love the attention to detail

-- High speed low drag!!!!

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Surfside

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#10 posted 07-18-2013 09:26 PM

This one is superb! I like the intricate pattern. This scroll saw work is one of the kind. Classy.

-- "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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scrollingmom

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#11 posted 07-18-2013 10:48 PM

Very nice scroll work. Your project turned out wounderful you should be proud of yourself no matter how long it took to do it.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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kiefer

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#12 posted 07-19-2013 02:09 AM

Magnificent
All I can say .

-- Kiefer 松

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#13 posted 07-19-2013 03:35 AM

Love it John! Very very Nice. The good things are worth waiting for.

-- Aim high. Ride easy. Trust God. Neale Donald Walsch

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Roger

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#14 posted 07-22-2013 01:06 PM

WOW! That is beautiful Like sands in the hour glass…...........those are the days of our lives…..lol

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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helluvawreck

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#15 posted 07-22-2013 01:09 PM

This is a wonderful piece. It’s very attractive and looks like a fun project.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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