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shaebay
« on: June 21, 2009 07:44:52 PM »

I'm always at a loss when it comes to gifts for my dad, but this year, I was prepared with a fun idea: a saw blade clock. We both work for the same construction company, so I had to be sneaky. While my dad was out of the office I asked one of the shop guys if we had any extra saw blades around. I chose the largest 10" blade and started to work on it.

This thing was DIRTY. I forgot to take a before picture, but here it is about halfway through sanding.


After that I attached the clock parts to it and the number stickers. Here is the back of it. I didn't bother to sand this side, since it would be facing against the wall anyway.

From certain angles the numbers blend in really well with the saw blade. When the light hits them just right, they are very noticeable. Also, I picked up a metal stand from Michaels that could be easily attached to the wall.



My dad absolutely loved it.
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« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2009 07:51:45 PM »

That's awesome! It's so hard to think up ideas for Dads. Great job, very creative and original!!!!

btw I have to show this to my BF, he used to sand sawblades for a living Tongue
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« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2009 09:35:23 PM »

I love this!  I really like how the numbers are; from certain angles they appear to be cut-outs.  Also, even though I LOVE the scroll plate holder, all of the clock works I've seen have a built in hole for hanging.  It might be more masculine looking without the scrollwork.
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« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2009 05:42:31 AM »

It might be more masculine looking without the scrollwork.

I looked at a lot of different holders, but this one just seemed perfect. It was one of the most sturdy ones (basically, the most important part in considering it). The color was just right (I saw a lot of tacky ones that would not work), and I think the fancy spiral just puts me in mind of the saw spinning around cutting metal. I listen to the saws going all day, so it just felt right to me.
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« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2009 06:12:51 AM »

That is so cool! I know a number of manly men (and some classy broads) who would be over the moon to get that clock. I can't believe those are just stickers ... in the pictures, it almost looks like you cut the numbers out of the blade.
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« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2009 08:48:53 AM »

Nicely done!  I saw one at Sears once a long time ago and came close to getting one for my dad at Xmas - Yousr is so much better than the store bought one!  Very cool!
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« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2009 09:45:21 AM »

that is absolutly neat!
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« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2009 11:57:21 AM »

Very sharp idea (pardon the pun). Cheesy  I love this.  I have about a dozen useless sawblades, so maybe I can transform one of them for my shop. 

Did you just sand it, or did you clean it with something first?

Nice job.
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« Reply #8 on: June 30, 2009 02:12:27 PM »

Did you just sand it, or did you clean it with something first?

I used some plain old soap on it but it didn't do much, it was mostly the sanding.
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« Reply #9 on: June 30, 2009 04:17:46 PM »

Thanks.  I'm going to definitely try this.
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