Church Clock Project #6: Open For Service

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Blog entry by William posted 02-24-2011 08:27 PM 1040 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Lord bless the UPS guy!
Ok. Maybe that was just a tad in poor taste, but I was so happy that my clock and new plans arrived. I was not happy that I failed to read the part about, “battery NOT included”. I started to town to get one since it is an odd sized type N battery. I stopped for gas though, and after getting over the sticker shock of the thirty cent increase in gas since I filled up my wife’s Jeep yesterday, I made the decision that the clock doesn’t actually have to work until I need to go to town for something else. I don’t see a need in making a special trip for it at this time.

So then I was able to add the front gable pieces.

And the fencing around the base of the steeple.

And except for some minor sanding here and there and cleaning up a few areas, the church is done.
Then I took it outside, trying to beat the bad weather that is moving in (believe me, it’s coming fast, my aching back is telling me so), I took some better photos. Why do I go outside, you ask? I go outside because my crappy camera take a little bit better photos out there.
I will post the better photos in the projects section soon. Thank you all for your kind comments throughout the construction of this project.


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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#1 posted 02-24-2011 08:34 PM

Bravo on a beautiful job! I really enjoyed watching you go through the process of building this wonderful church. I will look forward to seeing the pictures on your project page too!

Thanks for a nice blog. It looks great!


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#2 posted 02-24-2011 08:38 PM

wow, that looks great!!!

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#3 posted 02-24-2011 08:38 PM

Just way too cool!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#4 posted 02-24-2011 09:51 PM

Hi William;

Great job.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#5 posted 02-25-2011 02:45 AM

Looks great. If it was made of gingerbread I would have a hard time eatin it. thats a lie, I would take a picture then eat it.;)
Any finish going on it? mabee some icing mmmmmm

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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#6 posted 02-25-2011 04:19 AM

No finish. I have tried so hard to find a finish that would work for me. However, I have been unsuccessful. With my experience in scrollwork, especially overlay like a lot of this is, finishes that I have tried ruin a project more than help it. The problem is that particularly in the smallest holes that are scrolled out, the finish tends to glob up. Then I can’t get up into those tiny holes to wipe it like I do on larger flat surfaces.
I think the answer I’m looking for in finishes is going to be in the form of air. I tried the best air spray gun that was within my budget. On it’s lowest setting though it still just put out too much to not glob up in the real tiny hole. I think what I need is a airbrush setup. Now just maybe one day I will be able to afford a good one.


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#7 posted 02-25-2011 04:22 AM

That is really nice work. Thanks for sharing it with us.

-- Glen, Pennsylvania, Colossians 3:23 "Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men."

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#8 posted 02-25-2011 05:31 PM

Great project William. Look forward to seeing more, thanks for sharing.

-- I don't make mistakes, I have great learning lessons, Greg

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