Dad's Retirement Gift

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Project by JEFFRPA posted 08-28-2012 09:16 PM 8294 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My Dad, the hardest working man I have ever known, finally gets to retire this Friday. I made this clock for him out of some 100+ year old oak from my grandfather in-laws barn. I am giving it to him on Friday and he does not know I made it yet. He is on LJ about as much as I am so I thought it would be fun for him to see it for the first time here.

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#1 posted 08-28-2012 09:21 PM

Let’s just hope he’s not following your posts. Anyways, this is a very nice retirement gift for your dad. I wonder what made you think of a clock as a gift for him? Is there a message behind it that you want to relay?

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#2 posted 08-28-2012 09:34 PM

Beautiful Clock…. Nothing beats something made from the heart…..

-- What we do in life will Echo through Eternity........

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#3 posted 08-29-2012 12:18 AM

That is an excellent clock, I’m sure he will be pleased with the gift and surprised at the announcement.

-- Every cloud has a silver lining

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#4 posted 08-29-2012 01:15 AM

Very very nice. I’m sure he’ll like it immensely.

I do hope that you signed it in some fashion. My wife and kids gave me an electric branding iron with the year accessory. When I make a gift or a commissioned piece it gets branded with my name as well as the year. When I make something just to sell, it gets my name only.



Your John Deere bed is AWESOME!!!!

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#5 posted 08-29-2012 03:42 AM

Always a good feeling to build something for the people you care about.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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#6 posted 08-29-2012 05:26 AM

This is one cool retirement gift. Very nice work.


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#7 posted 08-30-2012 10:17 AM

I’m jealous! I didn’t get something heartfelt like this when I retired.
I know your dad will enjoy it – it’s beautiful.

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"

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#8 posted 08-30-2012 10:24 AM

I love the rugged simplicity of it. It’s beautiful.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#9 posted 08-30-2012 11:04 PM

Very nice. Not only is it a great retirement gift, but the fact that his son crafted it for him is the wonderful part.

-- That tape was just here

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#10 posted 02-22-2021 02:52 PM

This is a beautiful clock and one gift your Dad will always treasure. Can you share the plans? Where did you buy the clockwork and face?

-- Lou Sylvester

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