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1  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 17 ENTRIES / Re: Functioning clock built from wood on: March 02, 2007 05:13:17 AM
Thanks, guys!  Lee is glad to hear people think his clock is cool.  He's made others, too, and designed clocks entirely on his own.  His wife is very proud.   Smiley
2  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 17 ENTRIES / Functioning clock built from wood on: February 28, 2007 07:57:56 PM
My husband, Lee, purchased an incomplete, home-made Thomas Clock movement on eBay for $1, and then he purchased some Thomas Clock plans on eBay for $3.  He used the plans to build the gears that were missing.  Many of the parts of the clock he bought were unfinished or finished badly, so he spent a lot of time measuring and filing and re-working those parts.  And he built a frame, from parts bought at the hardware store, for the clock to sit in.  And he made pulleys by hand and purchased weights from Sears.  He also fashioned a pendulum from some sort of wall decoration from a thrift store.

The result is a functioning clock that keeps accurate sounds the seconds with a pleasing tick tock.  It is entirely hand made out of wood.  Though Lee might not have built it entirely from scratch, he resurrected its lifeless body from someone else's discarded craft pile.  He built it new organs and salvaged its bones and showered true crafter's devotion on it, making this clock entirely his own.  And so I submit it on his behalf, with his blessing, for your consideration.

Here he is with it as it looks today in our dining room:

The guts:

The pendulum and weights:

Close-up of the pendulum:

The face and hands, which Lee made.  The little second hand is at the top:

Hard at work:
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Wrist/Hand Warmers on: February 28, 2007 07:56:59 PM
Nice!  They look warm AND stylish!
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: first sweater - central park hoodie for a boy! on: February 28, 2007 07:56:14 PM
I'd wear it!
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: super chunky knits.. stash busting..!! on: February 28, 2007 07:53:43 PM
Very nice!  All those buttons! Shocked
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Earflap hat (free pattern!) on: February 28, 2007 07:52:51 PM
I love it!  I can totally imagine how toasty the little button flaps are, too.
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Deb's Felted Mushroom Bag on: February 28, 2007 07:51:47 PM
Oh, I LOVE this!  Very chic!
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: feel better hat on: February 28, 2007 07:50:57 PM
I would feel better in no time, myself.
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: knit fruities on: February 28, 2007 07:50:28 PM
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: newborn hat. on: February 28, 2007 07:49:35 PM
Cute!  Love the tassel.
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