Whimsical retirement clock gift

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My best friend is retiring from his day job and he plans to start spending more time on woodworking projects. To celebrate his retirement I gave him this whimsical clock. Since he is going to be doing woodworking as a hobby I decided, just for fun, to include as many varieties of wood as I could in the construction. So there are 13 varieties of wood that can be seen, including: pine, walnut, oak, lyptus, sapele, maple, cherry, padauk, zebra wood, cocobolo, purple heart, blood wood, and mesquite. The latter five are found as the small circular disks on the clock face support.

-- Rowdy in Kechi, Kansas

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#1 posted 08-30-2009 04:45 PM

Love it.
Hope your friend likes it too – only time will tell.

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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#2 posted 08-30-2009 05:01 PM

Wonderful gift and very nicely done.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 08-30-2009 06:58 PM

Nice gift.

I have a friend that is retiring next year (me). Where did you get the clock face? Might want to make my own retirement gift.

-- Bill - Mesquite, TX --- "Everything with a power cord eventually winds up in the trash.” John Sarge , timber framer and blacksmith instructor at Tillers International school

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#5 posted 08-30-2009 07:20 PM

Bill, I got the clock face, clock motor, and the three hands from Klockit. They offer a lot of options and I have found them good folks to work with. Have fun! Rowdy

-- Rowdy in Kechi, Kansas

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#6 posted 08-31-2009 12:14 AM

Rowdy, Got to love that clock! Great job and great use of all the different woods. I’m not retired, but still think that’s the clock for me!

-- John @

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#7 posted 08-31-2009 04:35 AM

that’s excellent lol

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#8 posted 08-31-2009 04:46 AM

I love it.

Nice idea and a great gift.

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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#9 posted 11-13-2009 02:39 AM

Great Gift

From Mesick Michigan

-- Bob, Mesick, Michigan

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#10 posted 03-06-2010 07:34 PM

Hey Rowdy,

Love the clock and been thinking about making one for myself but can’t find the face. Can and will you help?
Thanks, Kimball

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#11 posted 03-06-2010 08:04 PM

Hey Kimball, thanks for the comment about the clock. You can find the face and a lot of other good stuff at Klockit. I have had good luck with them. Glad to help and feel free to contact me again if other questions come up.

-- Rowdy in Kechi, Kansas

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