Woodcraft's Think Small Win Big Contest 2006 Entry

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Project by DrsHobby posted 10-06-2007 04:36 AM 2598 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the clock I made for the Think Small Win Big contest in 2006. I laminated strips of walnut, cherry, maple and purpleheart together and Voila. I have to give credit once again to my wife. She has all the good ideas. With it, I won a subscription to Woodcraft for a year, not too bad. At least, it made my Mother proud. Check out Ethan’s entry (Red Headed Merganser), that one got him a wife. There were some truely amazing entries that got in, I was very lucky to be included.

-- -Alex, St Charles, MO - "Measure twice, cut once, and go back to the lumber yard because you still screwed up."

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#1 posted 10-06-2007 04:41 AM

You got a subscription and he got a wife?

I guess only time will tell who got the better of the deal. :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 10-06-2007 05:10 AM

Great clock, doc.

You know I’m jealous you made the cover, right? I keep thinking, “Maybe if I’d added some string inlay, it might have been enough for the cover…”

-- Ethan,

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#3 posted 10-06-2007 05:13 AM

Congratulations to you both. Great jobs. two more names for the “May I have your autograph” blog.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#4 posted 10-06-2007 05:16 AM

Maybe that string inlay would have been the ticket. You know you had your second chance with a stamp holder.

-- -Alex, St Charles, MO - "Measure twice, cut once, and go back to the lumber yard because you still screwed up."

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#5 posted 10-06-2007 05:45 AM

That’s funny Charlie

I was going to harrass you (well Ethan really) to post the link to his project – thinking he hadn’t put it up yet – then I remembered the post – great story & project

That’s quite an involved design you’ve got there, great craftsmanship. No wonder it made the cover… but If they read Ethan’s Blog, his would have been right next to yours – added points for pulling heart string (inlay?) and then you may have had to share the subscription ;)

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#6 posted 10-06-2007 01:44 PM

Nice clock!

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#7 posted 10-06-2007 04:27 PM

Ahhh…it’s all coming together now!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#8 posted 10-07-2007 01:48 AM

I tried to come up with a good stamp holder idea for several weeks, and it all just ended up being a waste of my time. I was trying to “force” a project, and that rarely works for me.

The only reason the clock project worked is because it happened to coincide with the ring box I was already making.

But string inlay is definitely something I want to start incorporating in some of my next projects.

(And for anyone who hasn’t figured it out yet, Doc and I know each other in the really real world.)

-- Ethan,

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