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Blog entry by Tim Dahn posted 10-16-2009 08:47 PM 3874 reads 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been searching around the internet for a wall clock that I like, I have been able to find clocks that have some design features I like but not one that reached out and grabbed me. This one from Klockit came the closest, I don’t care for the choice of wood or the finish but I can change these things.

There aren’t any plans as the clock is only available in kit form. The Klockit website shows a finished Size: 13 1/4”H x 13 1/2”W x 5 1/2”D, I’m thinking these dimensions are probably the widest and tallest parts. The face I purchased measures 9 3/4”x 9 3/4” and After asking for some design help here, I’m going with a case size of 10 1/2’ wide, 10 1/2’ tall and 4” deep.

Fellow LJ DaveR was kind enough to do a quick sketchup (quick for him, I on the other hand, would still be at it). Thanks DaveR.

So…..on to making some noise and dust!

I think the QSWO will do for this clock.

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.

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#1 posted 10-16-2009 11:15 PM

Here are a couple of ideas that you might consider.

The concave molding at the top of the clock is conventionally incorrect. Convex moldings are supporting where as concave moldings are terminating. Also concave and convex moldings are traditionally used in conjunction with other moldings not in isolation as in this design. A good primer on the conventions of moldings and the logic behind them can be found in the first issue of THISisCarpentry starting on page 11.

While I agree with your choice of QSWO, looking at the size of the medullar figure I would suggest care should be taken in the final selection of the stock. If not carefully selected the size of the figure could end up out of scale with the size of the individual parts of the clock.

Good luck with the project.

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#2 posted 10-17-2009 01:55 PM

Thanks for the input jlsmith, the top piece is one of the changes I planned on making. Good point on the size of the figure, this board has mostly small rays so it should work well.

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#3 posted 10-18-2009 05:34 AM

Looks good to me

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#4 posted 10-18-2009 05:36 AM

this should be very cool …. you’ve got some nice oak there

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#5 posted 11-04-2009 01:12 AM

The simplicity seems to give it kind of an elegant look to it. Very heirloom-like. Congrats

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