Time equals wrinkles for wood also

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Project by Built2Last posted 07-26-2010 11:09 PM 3964 views 0 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A while back I was milling a black walnut log and cut this limb knot off when I was getting it evened up for the first board. I don’t like to throw any walnut away and even thou I thought it was mostly bark I kept it anyway. A little later I peeled the bark off and saw these wonderful wrinkles. I thought since time had done this it only fitting that it become a clock. I had to use a router with a template bit to make the hole since it already had part of a hole and some really hard stuff left from the old limb. I sanded it down being careful to leave the wrinkles and then a couple of coats of teak oil, buffed it a little. I really love teak oil, it’s so easy and it leaves a great finish with that hand rubbed look. Hope ya’ll enjoy it. The pics really don’t do it justice.

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#1 posted 07-27-2010 12:13 AM

YEA THAT IS REALLY SOMETHING…Ive seen limbs that were bent and when the bark was removed the wrinkles like this were left…just a design feature that only god can put there…, the walnut is beautiful..its a favorite of mine…thanks for sharing…grizz

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#2 posted 07-27-2010 01:03 AM

this is really special..father time, nice creative project…BC

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#3 posted 07-27-2010 01:26 AM

very nice use of that chunk of walnut, B2L.

That piece will look great on any desk top.

-- vicrider

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#4 posted 07-27-2010 02:25 AM

Excellent use of Mother Nature’s gift!

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

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#5 posted 07-27-2010 02:57 AM

Very coo;! I like it a lot.

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Scott Burnette

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#6 posted 07-27-2010 03:10 AM

Resourceful and a great idea. Nicely done!

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#7 posted 07-27-2010 03:11 AM

The Clockwork you put into it is so old school.. IT makes it even better .. You have out done yaself. .that is so sweet…

-- Duct Tape is the Force! It has a light side and a dark side and it Binds the Universe together!

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#8 posted 07-27-2010 03:51 AM

Very cool and creative.

-- Greg P, Washington State,

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#9 posted 07-27-2010 06:20 AM

Wonderful piece of walnut. You brought out the best characters of the wood and the clock is the perfect style for this.

Keep it up.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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Alexey Khasyanov

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#10 posted 07-27-2010 11:15 AM

Good job and idea. like this. keep direction.

-- @alexey_Khasyanov

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#11 posted 07-27-2010 03:10 PM

Good eye—nice save. I especially like this.


-- TulsaWoodSmith, Tulsa, OK The tools aren't the problem-It's the organic interface!

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#12 posted 07-27-2010 04:31 PM

Sorta like mother nature’s entry for an Andy box :)

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#13 posted 07-27-2010 10:07 PM

Isn’t Mother nature just the best artist! Nice way to show the wood.

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

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#14 posted 07-28-2010 01:00 AM

Love it , great job

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#15 posted 07-28-2010 01:29 AM

I’m with you I don’t throw away walnut either no matter how small it gets.LOL. That is very cool, like a wrinkled old mans face. Bet it was an old tree to get like that.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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