A simple natural edge cherry clock

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Project by mahdee posted 03-26-2019 01:05 AM 589 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I bought an entire rusted, cracked, nasty, no good firewood worthy cherry from a local sawmill two years ago. The guy that helped me load the slabs had a smirks on that basically said, “thanks for purchasing our trash that would otherwise be burned. Nevertheless, I paid the $120 to have the log sawn into 2” slabs. My helper was right; it was a worthless log with poison oak running all through it which made the rotted center bluish green. Anyways, I have made a few martial arts sticks from the edges and this clock as well to pay for my treasure/trash hunt. Just sharig my work and thanks for your feedback.


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#1 posted 03-26-2019 01:40 AM

Wow. I really like the contrast in both color and texture of the crisp sides and the black craggy ends. Nice job.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#2 posted 03-26-2019 01:45 AM

Thank you swirt,
I used acid to age the cherry.


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#3 posted 03-26-2019 01:46 AM


-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#4 posted 03-26-2019 01:47 AM

Thank you Tony… Appreciate the feedback.


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#5 posted 03-26-2019 02:13 AM

Amazing what people will overlook – it takes a visionary to see what lies beneath the surface andknow what is needed to turn one man’s trash into another man’s treasure. Great job on the clock – just don’t show it to the Sawmill guys – next time they’ll charge you double. LOL

Thanks for posting.

-- Leafherder

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#6 posted 03-26-2019 04:33 AM

That’s fantastic!

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#7 posted 03-26-2019 06:07 AM

I love using essentially trash wood to make things and you do beautiful work. Great job!!!

-- Travis, Virginia,

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#8 posted 03-26-2019 11:21 AM

LOL… Thanks for the kind words.
Thank you.
Thanks.. Appreciate the feedback.


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