The Iowan Clock Project #2: The Second Level

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Blog entry by William posted 06-20-2011 10:50 PM 1321 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Lee A. Jesberger

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#1 posted 06-20-2011 11:10 PM

That’s some nice scroll work, WIlliam.


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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#2 posted 06-21-2011 01:00 PM

Hi, William!
That is so cool! Everything I mean – the project – talking to all your kids – and the apron with the pins on it. It is good to see that you are passing down your love of creating with all of your children. And it is nice to hear how you got to talk with all of the kids, too. I know how much that means because I am not living near my children and those talks are precious.

Thanks for sharing on the project. I am sure it helps many of use think of new and better ways to build when doing delicate fretwork. I will stay tuned for more . . .

Have a great day!


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

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#3 posted 06-21-2011 05:41 PM

Yes, Sheila. There comes a time when youngins have to move on. It feels good to hear their voice though. To hear all of them on the same day means so much to me. It’s as close as I can get anymore to having them all back home.
My wife and I were talking the other day about what we would do when we have all the kids grown and out of the house. We’ve had kids with us everyday and night since before we were married. We both felt lost when the last one started school. She and I have only been out together, just she and I, like about four times in the over ten years we’ve been married. We deicided that as soon as all of them move out, we had better have some grandkids by then. That way, after we both go crazy after a week or so with no kids, we can just go get the grandkids.
We don’t plan on keeping them long though. We just want to load them up on sugar before we take them back home.
I’m glad you’re enjoying the clock. You know somethings I make up as I go along. If this clock is built according to the plans, it’s close to three feet tall when it’s done. I’m thinking seriously about adding another level and making it taller.


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#4 posted 06-23-2011 03:06 AM

Pulling your hair out????? Dude you mad off like a mad man with all the presents. Now I feel your pain on the angles. My last box took me 9 months to get right. Great looking base William.

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

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#5 posted 06-23-2011 04:06 AM

The angles themselves weren’y the problem in my opinion. I have checked, rechecked, and triple checked my math. It was supposed to be a thirty degree angle with a thrity eight degree bevel. The problem came when I tried to get my equipment to be that accurate though. My miter saw is a Black & Decker. It is about four years old now and has so much “slop” in it that I could probably cut compound angles more accurately with a hatchet. My miter gauge on my table saw is the simple stock Ridgid tool. It does nineties fine. Anything else, good luck. I eventually want to get me a good miter gauge. I want either an incra or an Osbourne. With a good miter gauge, I think I could quite possibly eliminate the need for the chop style miter saw from my shop altogether.


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