HOW IT ALL BEGAN

As a retired officer myself I am very aware that it can often be difficult to choose a suitable present to celebrate the service of a police officer, either still in service retired or a lost loved one or friend.

Following an experimental design using donated uniform and insignia from my brother, who had been a serving officer, I decided to make him a clock using the tunic buttons, collar / shoulder numbers, badges and rank markings. I was very surprised with the outcome, even more surprised at the attention and  requests coming from officers and their families for clocks to mark their service or the service of a lost loved police officer. As I have now created a large number in various designs I thought it was time to offer my services to the UK.

EVERY CLOCK IS MADE TO ORDER, TAKING APPROX 14 DAYS. I DO SOMETIMES TAKE A BREAK FROM MAKING THESE CLOCKS DUE TO OTHER COMMITMENTS, SO IT IS ALWAYS BEST TO MESSAGE EMAIL OR RING ME ASAP.

HOW I MAKE YOUR UNIQUE SERVICE CLOCK

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LOG SLICE

I begin with a natural tree log slice which has been kiln dried and sanded to a smooth finish.

Every log slice is of course unique in shape and size but all are 25-30 cm in diameter. Should you desire a smaller or larger one it may be possible.

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VARNISHING

Over a period of 7 days the most suitable face of the log slice is then varnished. I use a high quality clear gloss yacht varnish building up coats. The varnish darkens the wood and brings out the natural features such as rings and knots.

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FEATURES

Using your own personal uniform items, or some supplied by me, We then agree a design for your clock. On receipt of your items I build the clock and fit a quartz battery operated movement set into the rear and a wall mounting wire.