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Project by littlecope posted 05-16-2015 08:18 PM 1864 views 2 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve made at least six or seven of these over the last 15 Years or so, of various configurations… Most were in windows, but a couple were wall-mounted… Here’s the first one that I made for my Folks…

The latest one is shaped a little fancier than usual, and will be shaped a little more and Painted… When we get to that Room in the House…

What’s it for?

All it is, is the latest incarnation of a holder for what was my First Project on Lumberjocks, a Perpetual Calendar I dreamt up back in 2000…

We’ve been missing having the thing hanging up, so I did something about it here the other day… Your Creative and Imaginative Comments and Answers were much appreciated during the Mystery… Hope it’s not too much of a let-down knowing it’s routine and mundane purpose… :)

16 May 2015

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#1 posted 05-16-2015 08:21 PM

Nothing routine or mundane about such a creative and beautiful item Mike. I love how the light shines through the numbers. Well done my friend.

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

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#2 posted 05-16-2015 08:23 PM

That is so COOL!
Great project, Mike!

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

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#3 posted 05-16-2015 08:48 PM

So, I was right! (Don’t mean to be pushy, but what did I win?)

-- Quote from ebay tool listing: " Has nicks and dings wear and tear dust and dirt rust and pitting but in good working condition"

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#4 posted 05-16-2015 09:08 PM

it does look good michael

so it is always the 1st to the 31st
(not sure how you change the day
or how it is read)

maybe a little course on how to use it
(i have an atomic clock
that doesn’t keep the right time anymore)

so it is always ‘today’ and ‘now’ here

-- 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 05-16-2015 09:56 PM

Come on Mike ….... we were supposed to guess THAT???

What a cool idea, and very artistically executed as well. I like the “backlit by window” touch. Very nice.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#6 posted 05-17-2015 12:11 AM

This is really neat and it looks like a lot of scroll saw work.

-- Fail to plan and you are planning to fail. Ben Franklin

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#7 posted 05-17-2015 12:33 AM

N ice job, Easy to see the days ;-)

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#8 posted 05-17-2015 01:19 AM

WOW, that is cool, Mike , and a lot of work, too!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#9 posted 05-17-2015 04:29 AM

You had me wondering brother.
Way cool and something I would have never guessed.
Thanks for sharing your talent with us.

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#10 posted 05-17-2015 12:25 PM

Hey, I didn’t see the calendar coming…. Great Idea ! & Thanks for sharing the creativity….I are off to put together a related calendar….thanks Mike ! Hope spring is good to you all ! don s.

-- The pig caught under the fence is always the one doing all the squealing !

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#11 posted 05-17-2015 01:12 PM

I’da never thunk it. I still can’t read it.. lol

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#12 posted 05-17-2015 01:20 PM

Nice work, Mike. That’s a beautiful idea for a calendar BTW.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#13 posted 05-17-2015 05:35 PM

Thanks Everybody for all your Kind Words…

Reading this is easy… It’s the same as any Calendar, the weeks run from Sunday through Saturday (except the Continental Calendar, which runs from Monday to Sunday, if I remember right…)
There are two different versions of the “1”, “2”, and “3”, four and five week versions for making the shorter months…

The “1” and the “2” only get to see action once a year, in February, while the “3” gets swapped out almost every month…
First after Last Day…

Confused yet? It’s really very simple!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#14 posted 05-18-2015 04:17 PM

Great job and congratulations on DT3!

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

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#15 posted 05-19-2015 03:32 PM

Well, that’s exactly what I thought it was, so I guess my wife was wrong (you do believe me don’t you?) It looks very nice and well thought out.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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