My first woodworking project

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  1. jbest123

    jbest123 In Flower

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    This clock was made from scratch out of my parents first dining room furniture. This year it will be 52 years old


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    Really? You built that clock? It's amazingly beautiful! And so special since the wood is special. I'm sure it will be cherished by generations.
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    "First woodworking project"? Good heavens, move over Duncan Phyffe!
    That is a gorgeous clock, and definitely does not look like a first woodworking project.
     
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    Your clock is so gorgeous! I love grandfather clocks, and yours is so special. Welcome here JBest! Glad to meet you.
     



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    That is wonderful to repurpose something so special. I never heard of anying doing that.
     
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    Netty Chaotic Gardener Plants Contributor

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    That is gorgeous!!
     
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    WOW!! :setf_049: My first attempt was an ashtray at school and that was a disaster. :oops:
    Did you do an apprenticeship in carpentry or woodwork? To say I'm impressed with your clock is a real understatement.
     
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    jbest123 In Flower

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    I am blushing, I made a nut bowl in 7th grade but I didn't think of that as a project. I guess the clock is my second project. John
     
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    Oh, well sure. That explains it. From a nut bowl to an ornate, stunning, perfectly made grandfather clock.

    Sure. That's not a leap or anything.

    :eek: :eek: :eek:

    Jbest, it's an amazing work of art! Mega kudos. :stew1:
     
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    This is my favorite, a reproduction of an authentic governor Winthrop desk including the joinery and hardware.


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    You have quite a talent! Beautiful beautiful work!
     
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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Oh my how I wish I were your best friend. I've always wanted a desk just like that but can't afford one. You have a real flair with wood and I hope you never get tired of creating new pieces of furniture.
     
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    John when you downsize can I have whatever carpentry work of art you do not want any more? Those are really beautiful work of art.
     
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    gorgeous is all I can say we have so many talented and kind people on here welcome john
     
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    John you have an increadible talent, thank you for sharing your work with us. The clock is beautiful and as said above I am sure it will be treasured by many in the years to come
     

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