Thanks for the advice guys

Aug 22, 2020,03:46 AM
 

They've been converted to a desk clock by the very able Faisal Malik of Faisal Malik Design in Bangkok using old salvaged wood.









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Thank you sir! [nt]

 
 By: batholith : August 22nd, 2020-03:49

Thank you! [nt]

 
 By: batholith : August 22nd, 2020-05:00

Thanks! [nt]

 
 By: batholith : August 22nd, 2020-05:00

Outstanding!

 
 By: Gwai : August 22nd, 2020-04:36
A very, very special look. Cheers Marc

Much appreciate it Marc! [nt]

 
 By: batholith : August 22nd, 2020-05:01

WoW superb and very unique! [nt]

 
 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : August 22nd, 2020-04:40

Grin! Thanks! [nt]

 
 By: batholith : August 22nd, 2020-05:01

Very nicely done! [nt]

 
 By: Emil Wojcik : August 22nd, 2020-04:48

Thank you, sir! [nt]

 
 By: batholith : August 22nd, 2020-05:01

It was actually our

 
 By: batholith : August 22nd, 2020-05:36
fellow members here on the forum that suggested it. I happened to know this wonderful craftsman here in Thailand who does some superb work with reclaimed wood from old buildings and turned to him for design and execution. So really all credit to them!

Wow, that is lovely to get these type of suggestions from our Dear Members and act upon them.

 
 By: Ted-Lo : August 22nd, 2020-05:40
You know? They say some of the wood from Southeast Asia is the most expensive? My family is originally from Laos, and people from China are buying old houses made from Redwood Trees because the wood is worth so much money!!!!

I live right across the river from Laos

 
 By: batholith : August 22nd, 2020-06:09
In fact, I see more of Laos from my bedroom window than Thailand! Indeed, it is true that a lot of the old houses and structures and objects have been bought up by people for the wood. Unfortunately, a lot of illegal logging and smuggling of rosewood and ... 

You must be near the Mekong..

 
 By: Ted-Lo : August 22nd, 2020-07:22
We crossed the Mekong to escape the Communist. My father was an accountant for the former government.

Wow!

 
 By: batholith : August 22nd, 2020-09:16
Yes, I'm right on the Mekong across from Thakek in Khammounane.

Grin!

 
 By: batholith : August 22nd, 2020-09:43
A pleasure to have you as a neighbor!

I was working in Laos ..

 
 By: Tiggermelad : August 22nd, 2020-18:09
..in 1975. We woke up one morning to see a couple of tanks with red stars in the middle of town and Pathet Lao soldiers in the streets. My job didn’t last long after that!

Glad you made it out,

 
 By: Ted-Lo : August 22nd, 2020-18:16
My dad was working for the former government at the time and was scared for his life. Totally a sea of change in the 70s for all of Southeast Asia, reminds me also of the loss of life due to the Khmer Rouge.

So true

 
 By: batholith : August 22nd, 2020-18:35
That whole area was on fire, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, of course.

Yes indeed.

 
 By: batholith : August 23rd, 2020-02:09
Unfortunate though that so much human capital is still being wasted or misused in some of those countries. Able, hardworking people.

It was OK

 
 By: Tiggermelad : August 22nd, 2020-20:29
I was working in a foreign aid programme (not US) and the PL soldiers were cheerful even friendly. But the new government quickly decided that they didn’t want any foreigners in the country outside Vientiane so we were pulled out. But I can imagine that l... 

πŸ‘πŸ‘ [nt]

 
 By: batholith : August 23rd, 2020-02:14

This is really great. [nt]

 
 By: Jay (Eire) : August 22nd, 2020-05:29

Thanks Kev! [nt]

 
 By: batholith : August 22nd, 2020-06:58

Your input was instrumental!

 
 By: batholith : August 22nd, 2020-09:18
Thank you Massi. Much appreciate it.

Always a pleasure! [nt]

 
 By: massimiliano : August 22nd, 2020-14:20

Thank you. It is our fellow forum members

 
 By: batholith : August 22nd, 2020-20:01
and the craftsman who deserve all the credit.

Great Looking!!

 
 By: OnTheDash : August 23rd, 2020-17:48
Nice dashboard pair and nice desk stand / holder . . . awesome looking!! Jeff

Thanks!! [nt]

 
 By: batholith : August 23rd, 2020-21:44