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Wooden Gear Clock #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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Wooden Gear Clock #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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Wooden Gear Clock #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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The Puyallup Fair #2: No wait... scratch that!

08-26-2011 08:38 AM by GodofBiscuits | 6 comments »

So I’ve had a little luck (Big thank you to WoodArtbyJR) getting a hold of the Hobby Hall people at the Fair and talked about my options for displaying the clock. The first option was a half wall above the display cases they store most the entries. This would be ok if the wall wasn’t 4 feet tall and started more than 6 feet above the ground. This meant, my clock would have to be displayed without the pendulum as the entire clock is over 5 feet in length with the pendulum installed...

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