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Design #2 Looks like this one will work....comment? suggestions?

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Blog entry by Tim Dahn posted 1592 days ago 1609 reads 0 times favorited 30 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve been playing with several different designs the last few evenings and ended up deciding on this one.

Still have quite a bit of tweaking and still not sure about the top but thought I would post s picture and hopefully get some more comments. So let me know what you think.

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



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Jim Bertelson

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#1 posted 1592 days ago

I like the overall proportions and feel of this one. The top is remeniscent of a pagoda, and lends an oriental feel to it. But there is a lot of oriental influence in some A&E stuff. This design feels less ornate, and I think you will like it better. Draw attention to the wood, glass, brass constrast, instead of ornate features. Try it with and without the top or with a rounded top with no overhang. But the way it is now may be what you will stick with.

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#2 posted 1592 days ago

I’m not sure that I’ve ever seen a top like that in a Craftsman piece. I’ve got a bunch of books on Stikley furniture and they look like a more slab top.

As someone stated in the earlier post the tapered pieces are what made me think of an Asian piece.

-- 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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stefang

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#3 posted 1592 days ago

Whatever it is, I like it.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Tim Dahn

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#4 posted 1592 days ago

Thanks guys,

Yes Jim, it looks like a pagoda. Here it is with a flat top.

And a Rounded top.

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

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Karson

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#5 posted 1592 days ago

Now if you put the side panel design into the front glass section you will really have a Craftsman design. Maybe try it in just the bottom where the pendulum would swing.

-- 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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#6 posted 1592 days ago

Karson, Good idea, I had that in mind for the lower front glass as you suggested.

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

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Tim Dahn

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#7 posted 1592 days ago

I added the panel in the front glass and put some wood grain on.

I plan on incorporating some black walnut pieces too, just need to decide where.

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

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#8 posted 1592 days ago

How about the black walnut surrounding the face and the pendulum opening in front. That would be a great contrast with the face and the brass.

This is looking pretty neat….............I think I would make all the real structural elements out of oak

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#9 posted 1592 days ago

If the walnut is used for the essential trim pieces, it will not look like decoration, but just wood choice. A&E was into functional embellishment…......errr…..........making the embellishments functional…..........err…......maybe just not adding a lot of doodads…..........(-:

That rounded top will take some craftsmanship, and that is part of the style as well. I like the top, I like it a lot.

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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Jim Bertelson

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#10 posted 1592 days ago

How about some mortise and tenon stuff maybe faux. But that might be too much. I would try it with SU.

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#11 posted 1592 days ago

Karson
Ain’t it fun designing someone elses project?..........(-:

All
Seriously, I think this design is really coming along.

Timbo
The choice of the clock face should be interesting, I assume you are gonna purchase one, there seems to be a lot of choices out there.

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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Karson

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#12 posted 1592 days ago

Well with the Ebony Pegs then it would become Greene and Greene. But then the bottom Curve would have to become a Cloud Lift. Then the glass pieces would need to be cloud lift to match the bottom.

Then if you put those two items in then the top would also need to be cloud lift.

When you get all done can I have a copy of the plans. LOL

You need one too Jim.

-- 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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#13 posted 1592 days ago

Timbo
Looking at the face and pendulum window….........should they be behind the legs? Alternatively, they could angle with the legs….......another interesting consideration. Making the frame cover the clock face and pendulum window as it angles down. Don’t hesitate to spend some time with SU, I think will pay off in the end. The glass and the face can be rectangular, just make the frame angle over it giving the impression of an angled face and glass.

I think the angled look would be very classy…......

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#14 posted 1591 days ago

Karson
I have no projects listed, but I have two real projects in mind, not shop projects. I always blog shop projects. But I had thought of a clock as my third project. Now it looks like I might not even have to design it….......(-:

Timbo
You aren’t gonna charge for the plans….........are you?..............(-:

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#15 posted 1591 days ago

All
Actually, the cloud lift seems pertinent, then it would be more traditional A&E, at least G&G. But my thought is that between the glass, the angling, the black walnut/ebony, maybe that would be too much detail on a small piece.

I would favor angling the face and the pendulum window with a dark (meaning black walnut) frame, embellishing the glass and no pegs. That would be enough detail for this piece.

Art is so subjective, everybody is right, I like to be right….........(-:

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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