When I was about 6 my parents planted a twig that was an apple tree. When was 12 we moved house and dug up the apple tree which was by now about 3 inch thick and relocated it in the garden of our new home. When I was 35 my parents decided to have all the garden re-done and this meant the apple tree which was now 8-10 inch thick had to be taken down. It was a sad day, but we cut it down and I salvaged a chunk of trunk for a future project. Today is my mums birthday and knowing she's been after a clock for the mantle piece for a while now I set about making her one, I rifled around in my wood store looking for a suitable piece of timber and spotted the apple tree trunk. Well, what better way would I use it than for this? I didn't take any WIP pics as really apart from splitting the log, smoothing it, putting a square hole in the back (used the mortiser) and finishing the piece it didn't really seem worth it. But here is my mums new clock and she loves it and the fact that she planted that twig that became this clock many years later.