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    Clock & Box

    About 3 years ago I started to make some shaker clocks for a craft show. Well, other things got in the way and the project was shelved. Recently, my daughter-in-law asked if I could supply her with a few things to place on a table on which she was going to display some of her home made jewelry at an upcoming show. She remembered the clocks and asked if I could have them done in time. Sure!

    So, after three years of being stored in the attic as a 90% complete project, this is what the finished project looks like. I made 10 of them!
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    She also asked for a few jewelry boxes. I told her I would start on 4. Well, a mis-cut on a leg narrowed the field to 3. Then a problem in a glue up whittled the field to 2 (that one looked so graceful as it sailed across the shop and hit the back wall ) and a final error meant only one of the four starts actually crossed the finish line. Sometimes things just don't go as planned. Anyway, here's the one.

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    Thanks to Vaughn for some tips on buying a photo cube. This is my first use of it and I'm having some fun! Unfortunately, I still need to work on the lighting a bit. I did not realize till I was nearly done that on of my lamps had a regular incandescent bulb, and I also realized I needed a third lamp which I had to improvise.
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    Beautiful...
    And I'm not going to ask how that box came to sailing across the shop, if your patience is anything close to mine, 'nuff said'

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    nice projects rennie. stop throwing stuff, you might break something, like a machine.
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    Nice Rennie. I like the clocks. I've always wanted to build a mantel clock. This may have inspired me to look into doing just that.
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    i wood never quessed you got like that your always so somber looking ,, like one of the funeral directors always got a grin and never say a cross word,, glad to see you are human like the rest of us nice job on finishing up those clocks rennie,, whats the secondary wood in the j box the light stuff?
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    Quote Originally Posted by larry merlau View Post
    i wood never quessed you got like that your always so somber looking ,, like one of the funeral directors always got a grin and never say a cross word,, glad to see you are human like the rest of us nice job on finishing up those clocks rennie,, whats the secondary wood in the j box the light stuff?
    My mom always used to say that still waters run deep.

    The lighter wood is birch from a friends yard. He gave me a few pieces when the tree was felled about 8 years ago. It was waiting for the right project.
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    Rennie, nice clocks and a box. Really excellent design and execution, as usual by you.

    I think of you as so calm and composed that I figured you had some kind of a kickback, not a hand launch...
    If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the precipitate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ken werner View Post
    Rennie, nice clocks and a box. Really excellent design and execution, as usual by you.

    I think of you as so calm and composed that I figured you had some kind of a kickback, not a hand launch...
    Can't take credit for the design - clock came out of a magazine, box out of a book.

    Normally I am unflappable. Once in a great while though....boom!...and then it's over. Never lasts more than a minute and usually ends in turning out the lights and having a glass of 12 year old scotch.
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    Those are great Rennie. I'm glad I'm not the only one who has put a messed up project into orbit once or twice.
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    Great clocks Rennie and the jewelry box is nice also where did you get the clock faces and works?

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