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I had the grand kids over during the summer looking for something to do. So I decided to give them the option of making clocks for their rooms. The first part with four of the grand kids is here.

https://www.lumberjocks.com/projects/410706

The continuation with two more grand kids is here. It's the same process as before but with two different wood selections. -They got to select their own wood-

But, between the first group and the second group I found some more veneers. I spied the one that Savannah selected. It was a piece of veneer that had a color spot with some missing veneer that was in the shape of a heart. Just the thing for a girl. (Trying not to be sexiest in that statement) The top is the same veneer but didn't have the heart imperfection (or perfection if you prize it more)

Brendon's was a little more difficult because it was a four way match of Madron Burl from Oregon You tape up two pieces and then two other pieces and then you run them through the saw to get a straight edge so that all 4 pieces are square. There was a slight broken piece where the 4 corners met, but then we drilled the hole for the clock motor and all was right with the world.

They opted to go without any identification for the hours. Who needs that anyway.

I great time was enjoyed by all. The parents were pleased that they found something to keep busy other than video games.

Grandpa was glad that he got to share a little knowledge and spend some time with them.

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Great fun with the grandkids, who had the most fun the kids or granddad I suspect it was the latter :) Very nice clock.
 

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Good work Grandpa getting the kids in the shop and spending good time with them.
 

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It's nice to see ANYONE having a GREAT time with their Grand kids!

You did GOOD!

The Kids did GREAT!

Everyone hd a GREAT time!

... that they will never forget!

Thank you!
 

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Sounds like a good time with the kids, Karson. Two unique skills most kids won't have; woodworking and telling time on a clock hands!
 

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They will treasure those clocks, and the clocks might get "lost" along their way, but they will never lose the memory of the time they made them with grandpop.
 

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THose are some happy faces! Time they will always remember. You are the greatest, Grandpa Karson!
 

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Very nice work and some happy times spent with the grand kids. Noting like spending quality time in the shop with grandpa. Well done!
 

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i can really rememeber the gr8 times in shop with grandpa :<)))
 

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I want to thank everyone for making positive comments on this post. It has been a great pleasure and enjoyment of mine to provide assistance to anyone who wants to learn and have fun in a woodworking shop.

Veneering has become a real enjoyment of mine because you can find some real strange and wonderful looking woods that you would never be able to find and buy in solid woods.

Work on everyone and make this world a better place than it was when you showed up.

I'm not done yet but just a little slower than before.
 

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That's a great start on we hope a long journey Karson.
 
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