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Scott and Jay's "Shop Time Throwdown" #14: Final Entry and the Secret to How the Clock Works.

04-06-2015 08:07 PM by MrToolHunter | 0 comments »

It’s finally finished and if you’ve read this far you probably are curious how the clock is powered. It’s all revealed in the video linked below. Thanks for reading, watching and commenting. Scott Here’s the video where the clock was revealed: https://youtu.be/xPF-wr1T2eQHere’s the video where the secrets are revealed: https://youtu.be/_8E8iwhatP8

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Scott and Jay's "Shop Time Throwdown" #13: Final steps and the REVEAL VIDEO!

04-06-2015 08:00 PM by MrToolHunter | 0 comments »

Note: Don’t miss the link to the video at the bottom of the post! The final steps happened in a blur over the Easter weekend. The big reveal was pushed back to Easter day, 4/5/15 and because of the reprieve I did what I always do: procrastinate. So while the photos in this post are sparse the payoff will make it worthwhile. Using my Shopsmith bandsaw I resawed a 22” length of 2X4 and freehand drew a capital “I”, “V” and “X”. Drawing isn&...

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Scott and Jay's "Shop Time Throwdown" #10: Finally, something to put my face on.

03-30-2015 06:23 PM by MrToolHunter | 0 comments »

After torching and wire brushing the wood slats that will make-up the dial I decided to paint them black. Yes, that’s on odd choice, but since the final effect is an aged patina I’m going to apply a crackled antique white as the final finish and I realized that there just wasn’t going to be enough contrast without adding black. Next I had the wrestle the 5’ X 5’ sheet of Baltic Birch ply up onto a Shopsmith Mark V that served as a make-shift assembly tabl...

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Scott and Jay's "Shop Time Throwdown" #9: My compitition isn't just using a CNC machine, he built the CNC machine!

03-26-2015 07:15 PM by MrToolHunter | 0 comments »

Jay had a rough-road this week while trying to get work done on his “Shop Time Throwdown” clock. He has chosen to build his clock from wooden gears, and while I am as obsessed with wooden geared clocks as the next guy it would never occur to me to start from scratch and design my gears without consulting the methods that clockmaker’s before me had used and perfected. But that’s how Jay rolls, and if it works my hat is off to him. In the video linked below Jay give...

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Scott and Jay's "Shop Time Throwdown" #8: If it's good enough for Jimmy Diresta...

03-25-2015 09:01 PM by MrToolHunter | 0 comments »

Here’s something I’ve never done to a woodworking project… https://youtu.be/IAKqQAYdJkI Actually, I’ve learned that it’s called “Shou-sugi-ban” and you should check this out: http://www.remodelista.com/posts/remodeling-101-shou-sugi-ban-uk-burnt-wood-siding-and-flooring

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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" #6: Time to install some bearings, then suddenly... CRAP!

03-20-2015 08:39 PM by MrToolHunter | 0 comments »

I’m to the point in my project where I need to mount some bearings, so I picked-up some skateboard bearings off of Amazon that had a good rating at that weren’t going to break the bank. I only need four, but they were sold in sets of eight, so I guess I have back-ups. The ID on them is 8mm, and after a little research I determined that what I needed was a couple 8mm X 100mm steel dowels. I dropped by our local Fastenal store and though they didn’t have them on hand they w...

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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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