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A wedding gift for my brother and new wife

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  • A wedding gift for my brother and new wife

    A few years back, my brother's wife tragically was diagnosed with a cancerous brain tumor and passed away after a few months of struggle. When they were first married, I made what could be considered my first woodworking project. I was living in an apartment and had no tools, so it was pretty limited, but I made a rudimentary wood base, and with a trumpet and some lamp parts turned it into a trumpet lamp. It was touch sensitive so you could touch any part of the trumpet to turn on the light.

    Well this past weekend he got remarried, and I wanted to do something to commemorate it even though it was a "no gifts" wedding .I eventually came up with a clock. I did it in mission style, out of quarter sawn oak, a maple clock face, and walnut accents. I found a nice electronic chiming mechanism that actually sounds realistic and based it around that. The design was my own, with heavy inspiration from pics online.

  • #2
    Here are some build photos


    • #3
      What an exquisite workmanship! That already looks a heirloom! Great job!

      And what a nice gesture to make his new bride feel welcome!
      Looking at your work it seems impossible, but the thought was even better than the actual gift!

      It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
      - Aristotle


      • #4
        Superb work! I love the wood - especially the wood choice for the clock face! A great gift to commemorate the marriage.


        • #5
          Terrific work there, Mr. Fisher!

          Splendid gift, and one that will be a very classic touch to their home, I'm sure that will be a very long remembered gift and certainly a piece that will in enjoy some heritage.

          Thanks for posting for us to see, and Happy New Year to you and your family,

          Think it Through Before You Do!


          • #6
            Very well executed! Nice work!
            "Like an old desperado, I paint the town beige ..." REK
            Bade Millsap
            Bulverde, Texas
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            • #7
              That looks great! I love clocks. That was a perfect gift.
              "I just dropped in to see what condition my condition was in."-Kenny Rogers


              • #8
                Thank you everyone! This was definitely a fun build.

                Have a few projects lined up for the next couple months once I can get past some non-woodworking projects and into the shop again. Looking forward to it!