What He Did With This Slab Of Wood Will Seriously Impress You


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When most people see a downed tree, they either think of it as a nuisance or good kindling.

But for Instructables user arron_mollet22, he saw a crafty opportunity. Check out what he made out of a slab of wood he took from a huge tree trunk. You're going to be seriously jealous…

When he found a recently fallen madrone tree, he took the opportunity to shave off a big piece.

When he found a recently fallen madrone tree, he took the opportunity to shave off a big piece.

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To remove any imperfections, he sanded the thing down with a planer.

To remove any imperfections, he sanded the thing down with a planer.

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Arron marked out where he wanted the clock hands to be and even added a temperature gauge to the smaller section.

Arron marked out where he wanted the clock hands to be and even added a temperature gauge to the smaller section.

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Using a CNC router, he engraved the numbers onto the clock face and added an aluminum inlay for a cool look.

Using a CNC router, he engraved the numbers onto the clock face and added an aluminum inlay for a cool look.

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Then, he bought a simple clock — he planned on taking it apart, so he didn't pay much attention to the overall look.

Then, he bought a simple clock -- he planned on taking it apart, so he didn't pay much attention to the overall look.

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It was finally time to mount the mechanics to the back.

It was finally time to mount the mechanics to the back.

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Using the motor piece from the clock, he placed it in a hole he drilled out of the back.

Using the motor piece from the clock, he placed it in a hole he drilled out of the back.

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It'll look like this.

It'll look like this.

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Finally, sand the face down and stain it.

Finally, sand the face down and stain it.

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The result is a clock that people would pay hundreds to buy!

The result is a clock that people would pay hundreds to buy!

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Didn't quite follow, or want more in-depth instructions? Check out the full Instructables tutorial!

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