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WHAT'S UP? "While I'm out in my Shop". #4: Making a Rustic Clock

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Blog entry by Dick, & Barb Cain posted 2655 days ago 931 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 3: I'm changing my tune about my pin router Part 4 of WHAT'S UP? "While I'm out in my Shop". series Part 5: Slatwall storage system, homemade, switching from Pegboard. »

On #3 of this series I flattened out a slice from a Birch stump. I went on & completed the job today. I also added it to My Projects.
The size is about 25” x 20’ x 2 1/2” , & it weighs about 20 pounds. I made the motor cavity larger to lighten it up a little.

_The other day I routed out the backside for the clock motor.

I checked out the motor installation.

Carved some numbers on the face.

I carved a Maple leaf for the pendulum weight.

I hung the clock today.

I stained it with an Ipswitch Pine Stain, & 3 coats of Minwax Polywipe.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1



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WayneC

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#1 posted 2655 days ago

I like it. Did you make your router base plate?

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#2 posted 2655 days ago

Thanks, & yes I made the router base plate out of 1/4” plexiglass.
A 5/8” router guide fits in the center slot.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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Chip

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#3 posted 2655 days ago

Dick, this is so creative. It’s terrific! What’s the rough diameter and how much do you think it weighs?

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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frank

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#4 posted 2655 days ago

Hi Dick;
—-yes, I really like this….!

Tis the rustic way of seeing time, that keeps my soul in tune, to the sound of my spirit singing, as I have heard the tick-tock of your beauti-full ‘wood art’.

Your rustic inspirations are indeed creations at their best.
GODSPEED,
Frank

-- --frank, NH, http://rusticwoodart.tumblr.com/

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#5 posted 2655 days ago

Thanks everyone,
I just added the dimensions in the story.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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Chip

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#6 posted 2655 days ago

Thanks Dick. I went over to the other post where you are placing it on the wall. It gives a much better perspective as to diameter and weight (of course, I just noticed the ruler laying on the piece in this post, duh).

I think that makes an interesting point to all of us when we post project pics though. Adding a human dimension to the photo really explains a lot at-a-glance. Thanks again Dick.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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Karson

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#7 posted 2655 days ago

Very nice Dick. I’ve got a big Leaf maple Burl that is over 36” in diam. I’m not sure what to make of it.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#8 posted 2655 days ago

Karson, That sounds like a nice coffee table.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#9 posted 2654 days ago

Hey Dick, was able to get on today, really beautiful. Good to see you doin something new. Are you not in the project Green and Green? mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#10 posted 2654 days ago

Mike,
On Thoreson project, I’m going over the plans in my head before I jump in.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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