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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 11-12-2021 09:39 PM 802 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When I got my wood shop going in 1990, I planned to make a retirement clock for all the people that worked for me in Quality Assurance. I had brass plaques made for all of them- not knowing when I’d need then. I made some clocks for those that retired and then in 2002, I go RIFFED (RIF= Reduction In Force)out when they cut the company by 6000 people. I lost touch with most of them but I ran into Patti at my last craft show and she is retired so this is her clock. The first ones were red oak, but these two are walnut( one is for the next retired employee I meet).

The vertical body 1 1/4” x 4” x 5 1/2” and is doweled and glued to the base.

They are finished with satin poly.

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!





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recycle1943

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#1 posted 11-12-2021 09:45 PM

Jim, those are beautiful – gonna be some happy guys

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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splintergroup

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#2 posted 11-12-2021 11:55 PM

Beauts Jim!

The walnut is exceptional and you went to town getting a smooth/perfect edge. True quality assurance 8^)
Great tributes!

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Eric

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#3 posted 11-13-2021 01:46 AM

Those are some great retirement gifts. Wonderful pieces.

-- Eric, building the dream

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#4 posted 11-13-2021 02:38 AM

Very nice gift! Walnut makes these really eye catching.

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#5 posted 11-13-2021 10:27 AM

Good work Jim, very beautiful and classy!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#6 posted 11-13-2021 01:09 PM

Jim,

Nice work and a useful gift.

-- Dave, Vancouver, WA & Tucson, AZ

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#7 posted 11-13-2021 02:07 PM

Very Very Nice I Love the Look of that Wood…

-- Cal, South Carolina,USMC

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VanDesignWoodworkin

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#8 posted 11-13-2021 02:28 PM

Excellent clock!

-- "What do you mean, 'Give me some wild cherry gall?' What do you think, this stuff grows on trees or something?"

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Jim Jakosh

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#9 posted 11-13-2021 08:43 PM

Thank you all for the nice comments. Patti stopped in at the craft show today and received her clock!!!!!!!!!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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crowie

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#10 posted 11-15-2021 01:15 AM

Gorgeous timber, beautiful presentation piece….

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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Jim Jakosh

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#11 posted 11-15-2021 03:55 AM

Thanks, Peter…...........Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#12 posted 11-18-2021 03:17 PM

very nice, idea.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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Jim Jakosh

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#13 posted 11-18-2021 03:23 PM

Thanks, Brian….......cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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