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Blog entry by RussellAP posted 12-03-2012 08:20 PM 800 reads 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This clock support is made from Monterillo and curly maple, with walnut dowels.
It’s not quite finished yet. I’m deciding on a finish, or if I even need a finish. Everything is sanded to 600G and it’s like glass.



Thanks for looking.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.



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#1 posted 12-03-2012 09:02 PM

Original piece Russell. A little art, a little wood working.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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#2 posted 12-03-2012 09:05 PM

Most of my stuff is more art than woodworking. Planning for me is done during the project. I can’t work unless I have room to make mistakes that are allowed to change the entire design. Some of my best work is a mistake recovered.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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#3 posted 12-03-2012 09:12 PM

That is Awesome!!

-- ~ Bob ~ Newton, N.H.

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#4 posted 12-03-2012 10:26 PM

Cantilevered stuff can be mind blowing sometimes. Wow.

-- Brian Timmons - http://www.BigTWoodworks.com

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#5 posted 12-03-2012 10:30 PM

cool

-- Joel

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#6 posted 12-04-2012 05:44 AM

Very cool and very unique. How do you figure out the weight to angle ratio?

-- ok, is it cut once measure twice, cut twice measure once???? I know....I'll just keep cutting until it's long enough.

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#7 posted 12-04-2012 01:46 PM

bladedust, the piece that goes into the base should be left about 6 inches long so that when you complete everything you simply find the balance point and cut. I left this just a tad heavy to the left in case that clock blank dries a little.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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#8 posted 12-04-2012 07:36 PM

Rusell, thank you for the explanation. Now I just need to figure out what I’m going to make with the knowledge.

-- ok, is it cut once measure twice, cut twice measure once???? I know....I'll just keep cutting until it's long enough.

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#9 posted 12-04-2012 07:57 PM

The clock did dry and cracked. I’ll have to turn another from some more stable elm. This log had some pretty bad fractures. I doweled it up but I think I turned most of the dowels out.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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