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    Turned Pocket Watch

    I've turned about 2 dozen of these now and have given them all away as gifts. This one is made from yellowheart and is 2" in diameter with a 1 7/16" clock insert. The wood was a piece of scrap from another project and the clock insert came from Hobby Lobby and the chain came from Klockit. I've done a little tutorial on how I make them and it can be found at http://jimgsr.freehostia.com/watch/Pocket%20Watch.htm

    If I am doing them wrong, please don't tell me, the way I'm doing them in the tutorial works for me and everyone that's gotten one from me has liked them. This one will go to a brother-in-law.
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    Wow that's nice Jim
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    that one is way cool jim!
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    Looks great and so do the rest at your tutorial site. Do you carry one? I'm a pocket watch fan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Gray View Post
    I've turned about 2 dozen of these now and have given them all away as gifts. This one is made from yellowheart and is 2" in diameter with a 1 7/16" clock insert. The wood was a piece of scrap from another project and the clock insert came from Hobby Lobby and the chain came from Klockit. I've done a little tutorial on how I make them and it can be found at http://jimgsr.freehostia.com/watch/Pocket%20Watch.htm

    If I am doing them wrong, please don't tell me, the way I'm doing them in the tutorial works for me and everyone that's gotten one from me has liked them. This one will go to a brother-in-law.
    Well, I don't see anything wrong with it. But if there were an easier/safer/efficient way you are burying your head in the sand???????
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    Hey those are really cool.

    FYI on the jam chucks instead of using a tap for the drive side for small stuff I've been turning MT2 extensions which also works pretty well. I made a MT2 "guage" (two sticks nailed to a board at the proper angle) to get them right in one pass.

    Great just what I needed another great idea to try

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    Looks great Jim!
    Nicely done.

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    I'm a fan of pocket watches as well. That one looks great. Nice job
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    Good looking pocket watch.Keep up the good work.

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    Great idea, and very nicely executed, Jim. Thanks for the info and for posting the photos.
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