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I have two very nice tree slices that were in my grandfathers garage that I took out after he passed away. I would like to make a clock out of one of them, it being end grain anyone have any tips on dealing with it, drilling a hole for a clock movement etc? The slices are about 2 inches thick, unsure of the wood may be chestnut.
 

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I have never made a clock with the face being end grain (slice of log).

But I would think you would want a clock movement with a long shaft length, so you can leave some thickness where you mount the clock movement. As an example, these two movements from klockit.com can have a shaft length long enough to leave up to 3/4" (maximum dial thickness).

for hand lengths up to 6 inches or so: http://www.klockit.com/products/dept-157__sku-RRRZZ.html

or high torque for longer hand lengths: http://www.klockit.com/products/sku-aaaag.html

You would hollow out a spot for the movement on the backside, like I did on this clock (you would want yours deeper):

 
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