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Scott and Jay's "Shop Time Throwdown" #7: One of the most uncomfortable things I've ever done with a woodworking project

03-23-2015 04:44 PM by MrToolHunter | 3 comments »

It’s time to add some texture to the slats that will make up the dial of my clock. An a previous project I ran similar strips of pine over a wore brush prior to finishing and I was generally pleased with the results, but I recall it taking a crazy-long time to get the depth of texture that I desired. Recently I’ve been catching up on a backlog of videos by Jimmy DiResta and in one he torched and then wire brushed similar pine boards and it was clear that I had my solution. The ...

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Scott and Jay's "Shop Time Throwdown" #5: Jay Dighsx posts his week 2.5 update video

03-17-2015 08:07 PM by MrToolHunter | 0 comments »

Jay shares a couple challenges he is facing with the build of his “Shop Time Throwdown” clock, and he also shares what he is using for the brains of his clock:https://youtu.be/X8LRtryoapM I’ve also created a Youtube playlist of all of our videos in this throwdown, so if you want to catch-up they’re all in one place: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLxYlYd_yP0Wc58TN7IkCnMsSgXdC-SrKi

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Scott and Jay's "Shop Time Throwdown" #4: This week's clockmaking update is short and sweet.

03-16-2015 05:31 PM by MrToolHunter | 0 comments »

I was traveling for work this week so I only got a few minutes in the shop to work on my “Shop Time Throwdown” clock, but I did gather most of the lumber and parts that I’ll need to make it all come together. Here’s the update video: https://youtu.be/fnWqhqOlWEo

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Scott and Jay's "Shop Time Throwdown" #3: A little insight into the design of my clock

03-11-2015 05:48 PM by MrToolHunter | 0 comments »

I mentioned in the video from by previous post that my plan is to build a large clock, somewhat inspired by a tower clock that I once help to repair. That clock was in the tower of the Lebanon, Ohio City Hall building and though that experience was over 25 years ago it is still a high point of my horological career. I also mentioned that in 1982 when I was in school at Gem City College School of Horology I read an article about a “Mystery Clock” that was on display in the ...

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Scott and Jay's "Shop Time Throwdown" #2: Shop Clock Design Challenges

03-09-2015 06:16 PM by MrToolHunter | 0 comments »

This week Jay and I posted a video were we discussed some of our design ideas and the challenges we believe we will face with the build. Here’s my Design Challenges video: http://youtu.be/oylIikvzfa4 Here’s Jay’s Design Challenges video: http://youtu.be/qvgvn_bYuBM At this stage of the game we are both holding our cards awfully close to our vest, but as we flesh-out our ideas we’ll share more.

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Scott and Jay's "Shop Time Throwdown" #1: The challange is extended and accepted.

03-09-2015 06:09 PM by MrToolHunter | 0 comments »

Back in February I noticed that one of my buddies on Youtube had fallen off the face of the earth, so I tossed him a note and learned that he had fallen into a funk. In order to get him back from he dark side I decided to issue a challenge that would force us both back into our shops. Here’s the original challenge video: http://youtu.be/nodCUmv8fns Here’s Jay’s acceptance video:http://youtu.be/cn-fDmvgXuk Here are our self-imposed rules: Beginning the first week o...

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The clock story.

12-08-2014 01:34 AM by AKDave | 1 comment »

A few years ago I saw plans for a clock that I rally liked and have wanted to build ever since. So, about a month ago, I decided that it was finally time to do it. Needing Christmas presents for my four adult kids and their families, I decided to make 5, one for each kid and one for myself. So, even though I was already into two projects, (two more commissioned caskets) and I don’t really like to do different projects concurrently, I started on them. Being big on symbolism and wanted t...

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Scroll saw projects #1: First project - Notre Dame Clock

09-30-2014 06:20 AM by whitcombbasses | 6 comments »

This is a first on more than one aspect. My first project blog and first serious scroll saw project. I bought my scroll saw about 3 years ago and hadn’t used it until a few days ago. It’s a Grizzly model and works fairly well for its price point. But anyways, just wanted to capture the build process on this elaborate fretwork for my current level of woodworking. Hope you follow along. This is on 1/4” ply and this is one of any holes I need to saw out. Hopefully I can get...

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Grandfather Clock

08-02-2014 04:07 PM by Jeff | 2 comments »

Two years after I built the stool in the previous blog post I was taking 10th grade wood shop at Marietta High School. We had a full wood shop and an excellent teacher, Mr Spofford. He was serious about having his students build big projects. So, in 10th grade for High School shop class, I built a grandfather clock from plans. It took the entire school year to complete. The clock is built out of solid black walnut. The spindles and the molding are only thing I did not make. All credit goe...

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Celtic #2: Celtic clock

02-17-2014 09:34 AM by Michael Anthony Zelonis | 2 comments »

Due to catastrophic structural failure during the carving process, I am laying this project to rest. While the breakout in the back was more severe than I thought it would be, I could work that out. Not so the splits in the outer wall of the piece. Although fun while it lasted ( I will be redoing this project in the future, but in walnut as I believe a harder wood will stand up to the stresses of the carving needed to accomplish the design), I will now be on to other projects, the Sawcliffe G...

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