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    Steve Follis

    I was informed last night that I was still one gift short for Christmas, and the party was today at 1:00. I had previously cut down some pieces of Mahogany for a clock, and I had the insert, so the challenge was on.

    It was cold in the shop this morning, but I got up at 6:00, turned on the heater, made a pot of coffee, sharpened my plane & 2 chisels and went to work. Everything was done and glued up by noon and I got a quick shower. Then three light coats of shellac, (from a spray can). We got packed up and headed to the party, I went in and said hi to everyone and then rushed back outside to hit the clock one more time with a coat of wax and some steel wool. I got it buffed out, put the clock insert in and put a bow on top, then went back in with the gift.

    Not bad for a rush job. Someone asked how long it took to make it, I just laughed.

    Oh, when you run the bead on the wrong side of the board, just put one down each side and it looks like it is suppose to be that way. Honestly, I don’t think I could have done it any faster with power tools. My hand tools were ready to go and I just knocked it out.

    Merry Christmas everyone!!

    Memphis, Tennessee

    Mark Armstrong

    Very well Done Steve and under pressure 😉

    Dagenham, Essex, England

    John Moore

    Way to go! It does not look rushed. It looks great!

    Lakeland, Florida USA

    Greg Merritt

    Awesome job Steve…the clock looks great and the time frame in which you did is awesome as well. Good going!



    Good on you Steve, nice clock. I’m still finishing up gifts but luckily we are exchanging on Saturday when all who are visiting will be with us. So tomorrow and Friday are still crunch time for me, but I’m gaining.

    Merry Christmas,

    Joe b.


    Merry Christmas Steve)) Wow..that was really fast and great gift))

    Toronto, Canada

    Steve Follis

    Thanks Guys, it was better than spending the morning at the mall, that’s for sure! Merry Christmas!!

    Memphis, Tennessee


    Very nice!


    Great job on the clock (pun intended). And you made it special for someone. That’s what is nice about this work. When making something for someone you think about that person and how much they will enjoy the end product. So you are giving part of yourself with this gift. And I must agree it does beat rushing to the mall for that plastic bobble that would end up as a watter bowl for the dog…. And when your friend or family member who got the clock forgets to call you, you can call them and ask them what time it is…:-). merry Christmas.

    Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

    Albert Einstein

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