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Project by clieb91 posted 06-14-2020 02:49 PM 868 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The manager that I have worked for the past 15 years decided to take the early retirement option offered to him due to the current budget situation. One additional staff member also took it and I am still working on her gift. Basically it boiled down to they had just 3 weeks to decide and had to leave at the end of May. So both of these are late as we were all a bit taken by surprise.

As in the past I have made this gift from woods gathered from work. The top and the bottom are salvaged wood from one of our damaged Teak Adirondack Chairs. I only lightly sanded these and the put a coat of lacquer on them to keep the slightly aged look to them. The support post is from one of our Beech trees that had to be taken down due to a bacterial infection. I had originally started to turn this piece years ago, hence some of the design on back but I found it when trying to decide what to make and ran it through the bandsaw and smoothed it out. I decided to leave the texturing on the back as it blends nicely.
I had the clock face and the thermometer in storage in my shop.

Now just have to decide what the other gift is, thanks for looking.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)





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Dave Polaschek

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#1 posted 06-14-2020 03:36 PM

Nice! Bet they’re sorry to leave.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#2 posted 06-14-2020 03:41 PM

this is one very beautiful gift simply love the branch clock and saying GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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#3 posted 06-14-2020 03:45 PM

Nice. I have always like Galileo thermometers. A great idea to incorporate that into a piece like this. The pattern on the turned piece where it intersects with the bark is cool. I may have to borrow that at some point.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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#4 posted 06-15-2020 12:54 PM

that’s thinking out of the box and will be a very welcoming gift. Nice work.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#5 posted 06-15-2020 10:26 PM

Thanks All. I have to figure out now how to get it to him and work on the other gift. As well as my swap.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#6 posted 06-16-2020 01:27 PM

Awesome Chris. I LOVE Galileo thermometers. It never even dawned on me to make one! That one goes on the short list :-) Great idea using wood harvested from work. People love that attachment.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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clieb91

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#7 posted 07-25-2020 04:07 PM

Finally Delivered the clock yesterday and a huge hit.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#8 posted 07-25-2020 04:36 PM

You get your stuff from Klockit??

Great job to.

-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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clieb91

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#9 posted 07-25-2020 07:02 PM

Arlin, i think that one came from a clearance at Woodcraft. I have ordered from Clock-it in the past though. I tend to keep a few of the movements in the shop for making up gifts and such.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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