Here’s a really simple clock you can make in an afternoon.
Now, a little explanation is in order.
After I posted the finished photo on Facebook a few days ago, a couple of people mentioned that it looked like one that Marc Spagnuolo made. My first thought was one of amusement: I couldn’t imagine Marc making something so simple!
Well, more people mentioned the same thing, then a viewer sent me a link to The Wood Whisperer's video. Yup. Sure enough, back in 2008, Marc made a clock that looks very similar to the one I just made. It is eerie: he used a dark wood for the frame and light wood for the floating center. Mine even has double splines on the corners, just like Marc’s:
So wow. I guess I should familiarize myself with more of Marc’s projects. Perhaps this is a design I’ve seen somewhere before and was in my unconscious mind, just waiting to come out? Well Marc, sorry about the similarity. And an even bigger apology that I haven’t seen all your videos! If I had seen your clock I certainly would have come up with a different project. I’m not in the habit of copying designs to use in my videos. I thought about pulling the video this week, but decided it’s different enough to keep.
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