Wooden Gear Clock

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Blog series by avgjay updated 03-06-2012 05:31 PM 3 parts 24727 reads 9 comments total

Part 1: On with the Show

02-23-2012 12:06 AM by avgjay | 1 comment »

O.K. Let’s get to the first project. So like a lot of woodworkers I have taken to making some Christmas presents and since I have six nephews, all around the same age they tend to get similar gifts. So the year before last they got puzzle boxes courtesy of a book/DVD combo Puzzle Boxes by Jeff Vollmer which they loved. I highly recommend it. This year I wanted to make something they would love just as much and would also scratch a woodworking itch, remember I am an addict and love ...

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Part 2: Making Plywood - Wooden Gear clocks

02-28-2012 11:39 PM by avgjay | 5 comments »

In the last post I mentioned I had decided to make my own plywood. I initially had two reasons; one was that I had a fairly large pile of Red Oak and Ash in my shop, and the second was that the thicknesses called for in the article, mostly 3/8” plywood, was not readily available locally. So I started by making a couple of test pieces. To see how easy the process was and if I was going to have enough time to complete all six clocks. First I cut a board to about 3’ in length...

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Part 3: Cutting the Wooden Gears Part 1

03-06-2012 05:31 PM by avgjay | 3 comments »

Hello again! First off let me apologize for the absence of posts lately. I have had a severe case of Lifus Interuptus and with one thing leading to a BaZillion others I have been unable to sit down and put thoughts to screen, even now my Newfoundland is trying to see how much drool can fit in a keyboard. So sorry and hopefully the posts will be a little more regular for a while. Sssoooo… let us begin with the fun part of this project. Cutting the gears out. I am splitting th...

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