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Not Exactly a Carving But_______

Post by OLDE CUTLER » Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:25 pm

This would not fall under wood carving exactly, but you do need razor sharp lathe turning tools and a mini lathe to make pocket watches. And a razor sharp low angle block plane to bevel the edges. This one is local walnut with the state quarter inlaid flush into the back. I have made pocket watches for many years, but now days people don't wear wrist watches let alone carry pocket watches so I now make these desk pocket watch holders so they can be used as a desk clock (or be removed from the stand and carried like a pocket watch if desired).
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The back showing the state quarter.
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Post by Steve Warden » Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:30 pm

STUNNING! Absolutely beautiful!!

I go back and forth about carrying a pocket watch.
Always have on a wrist watch. Just doesn't feel right without it.

True story - years ago my wife and I were walking through the mall when a teenage boy noticed my watch and asked me the time. I took a glance and said, "quarter to six." He said thanks, and went on his way with his buddies. I did overhear him ask them, "What time is that?"
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Re: Not Exactly a Carving But_______

Post by doglegg » Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:52 pm

Great job on that OC. Great looking walnut, and all the little extra details, that really looks good. Carried a pocket watch up through the mid 70's and then gave up and went with the trend. Great work. ::nod:: ::nod::

I just realized that you said you made pocket watches as well. Would love to see some pic's of them. ::tu::

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Post by kootenay joe » Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:53 pm

Absolutely beautiful ! And looks so well finished. I am very impressed.
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Re: Not Exactly a Carving But_______

Post by doglegg » Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:54 pm

Steve Warden wrote:STUNNING! Absolutely beautiful!!

I go back and forth about carrying a pocket watch.
Always have on a wrist watch. Just doesn't feel right without it.

True story - years ago my wife and I were walking through the mall when a teenage boy noticed my watch and asked me the time. I took a glance and said, "quarter to six." He said thanks, and went on his way with his buddies. I did overhear him ask them, "What time is that?"
Funny story Steve. :lol:

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Post by Doc B » Tue Jan 29, 2019 7:50 pm

Very Nice OC! Although I usually don't carry a pocket watch, I really like them! I have one. We have a local "Dicken's On Main", at Christmas, here in Boerne, Texas every year. My wife and I have our old Dicken's-type clothes we wear...and I carry my pocket watch, with chain dangling out.
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Post by OLDE CUTLER » Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:42 pm

Steve Warden wrote:STUNNING! Absolutely beautiful!!

I go back and forth about carrying a pocket watch.
Always have on a wrist watch. Just doesn't feel right without it.

True story - years ago my wife and I were walking through the mall when a teenage boy noticed my watch and asked me the time. I took a glance and said, "quarter to six." He said thanks, and went on his way with his buddies. I did overhear him ask them, "What time is that?"
Reminds me of a story from before I retired, I worked in a shop at a contractors supply where I set up new power tools like table saws. One day there was a call for me from a young customer with a woodworking shop that had just bought a new Saw Stop table saw that I had set up for him. His question was that he had put a different blade on the saw and the safety system needed an adjustment. I told him what he needed to do was to turn the yellow painted head on the adjustment bolt clockwise one quarter turn and that would do it. There was a long silence, then the additional question, "which way is that?"
I should have said, "so the top edge goes to the right" to a generation that grew up with digital clocks.
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Post by OLDE CUTLER » Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:04 pm

doglegg wrote:Great job on that OC. Great looking walnut, and all the little extra details, that really looks good. Carried a pocket watch up through the mid 70's and then gave up and went with the trend. Great work. ::nod:: ::nod::

I just realized that you said you made pocket watches as well. Would love to see some pic's of them. ::tu::
I am kind of low on inventory of wooden pocket watches right now. Need to make up a new batch when it warms up enough to work in the garage. I have shown the walnut one above with the state quarter on the back, and the one below is made from Padauk (an African wood) with a plain back. I have also used lacewood (Australian), Bocote (South American), birds eye maple, cherry, purple heart, and Corian (counter top material).
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Another walnut one with plain back. Real hard to beat a nice piece of local walnut for something like this.
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Post by philco » Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:09 pm

You sure do nice work OC. ::tu::
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Post by doglegg » Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:11 pm

Those are pretty fabulous OC. And yes the walnut does it for me. I built our bedroom set out of walnut. There used to be a company out of Tennessee that sold kits in walnut and cedar. We have one of each.
But those pocket watches are great. Thanks. ::nod:: ::nod::

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Post by cody6268 » Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:21 pm

I'm 22, and have almost always had a watch on me. It's a pain in the rear trying to drag my phone out of my pocket just to see what time it is, when I can just look at a watch. Prefer analog--I don't have to drag out the manual whenever the time changes. Used to carry a cheap pocket watch with a train on it as a kid--it never kept time--lost like a half-hour a week. I have two (both mechanical/wind-up) that were my great-grandfathers. Neither work. Guessing the springs need replacing. And they may have never worked--horology was a hobby of his, and these might have been parts watches; I found them in the box with the watchmaking tools.


That watch is a thing of beauty. I especially like the wood grain.

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Post by tongueriver » Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:35 pm

I love your work, OC! Have you shown your pens and ducks?

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Post by OLDE CUTLER » Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:01 am

tongueriver wrote:I love your work, OC! Have you shown your pens and ducks?
A few mini duck decoys.
Pintail
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Long tailed duck
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Canvasback
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Twist pens.
Purpleheart top, and lacewood
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Stick pens, from top-walnut, maple, cherry, cedar
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Post by doglegg » Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:47 am

You just keep showing us great stuff OC. Those decoys are awesome. I have one of your pens and value it. Thanks for showing. ::tu:: ::tu::

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Post by Quick Steel » Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:32 am

Simply wonderful work OC. And the decoys are magical.
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