A journey into the workshop. #28: A mantle clock underway in the shop.

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Blog entry by dbhost posted 12-13-2009 06:07 AM 1357 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 27: Christmas presents continued... Part 28 of A journey into the workshop. series Part 29: Making progress on the extension wing. »

So the mantle clock project is underway, the walnut and oak strips are cut, and the stripe section is glued up and drying in the clamps… It is now too late to run power tools, so the cross section will need to wait until tomorrow.

Sketchup of the mantle clock.

I had a $10.00 off any purchase of $20.00 or more at Woodcraft coupon, so I got my walnut there. I really only needed / wanted 2 board feet anyway, just enough to finish up this project, and maybe do another one for MY desk after Christmas is over…

So far, it’s looking really good, I have some scraping of the glue squeeze out to do in the next couple of hours, and then planing to my 3/4” thickness,

All told, this is NOT going nearly as quickly as I had hoped. This is for an anniversary present, and that is is 3 days!

I’m a dead man.

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#1 posted 12-13-2009 06:11 AM

Go man go you can do it. and she will love it.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#2 posted 12-13-2009 02:05 PM

I believe you can do it. You may add a little details here and there, and it’s going to be very elegant.
Looking forward to seeing the next progress update. Keep going dbhost!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#3 posted 12-13-2009 04:10 PM

Go Man Go. WE know you can do it. Just put your mind to it and go.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#4 posted 12-13-2009 09:27 PM

There’s nothing like a tight “deadline” to increase productivity. I’m sure you will get done in time since you will not be able to live with the alternative. It’s going to be a very nice clock.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Jim Bertelson

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#5 posted 12-14-2009 04:19 AM

David, this is one cool looking clock, love it. Hope you meet the deadline…...........been there about a million times before.

I’ve been doing some Sketchup stuff today, plotting my big sled, thinking about another odds and ends tote, like the one I have on my RAS. Gave that one another coat of Watco to do something totally mindless. When I post the sled planning pictures, think I will post the Sketchup file, and my textures that seem to be working out well. Right now they are some common wood textures, in both vertical and horizontal, a lot easier than fiddling with positioning the textures. I also have them in unfinished and finished versions. Hope to add a pile more, but that will occur over time. There is program out to do them, Wood Workshop, but I didn’t use it and probably won’t. I have my own way, and standards, for tiling textures, so will continue my old method.

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#6 posted 12-14-2009 06:37 AM

I got the glue up done, and the squeeze out scraped off. I got laid up with a killer migraine today (my monitor brightness is set really low, the lights are off, and the keyboard is LOUD right now.) What a lousy way to cap off a weekend I was hoping to get so much more done.

LOML has an appointment tomorrow @ lunchtime, and I live close enough to the office, that I can come home and at least run the stock through the planer, It’s already dead flat on the bottom, just needs to be cleaned up on the top, then the cross stripe matched, and I can start cutting, routing, and doweling after work… I am planning on biscuits for the cross piece, and dowels for attaching the upright to the base…

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#7 posted 12-14-2009 07:30 AM

Oh, forgot, my sixth grandchild was born today in Fairbanks, named after me…......pretty neat day …..

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#8 posted 12-14-2009 04:51 PM

Woo Hoo! Now THAT’s great news!

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