|Project by oldstarter||posted 05-16-2014 04:29 PM||1849 views||0 times favorited||28 comments|
Having made a garden bench and really loving it, I was looking for another project and saw a clock like this on the net and on clicking on it, it took me to L/J and to Travis (Dakotawood) in particular. I really wanted to make it so after doing all the necessary posts etc I was able to message Travis who kindly sent me the sketchup plans for the clock, and he has helped me during the making of it.
I have been sourcing my timber other than that I inherited, through charity warehouses and have found several pieces that people don’t want simply because it’s ‘brown furniture’ and not in fashion. The old tables shown are made from solid oak which is expensive over here, (I’m in England by the way) I really hate cutting them up but better than them ending up on a fire somewhere, . I’ve seen Youtube videos of carpenters using old pallets in America, made of Oak! I’m so jealous, as over here they’re made of pine and very poor stuff at that .
I would like to just go to a merchant and buy whatever timber I want but the cash flow is a real problem at the moment as my second saw table finally gave up, and I had to buy a new one. I decided to go up market a bit as the last ones I had were just for general purpose stuff around the house so spent out a bit more than I had on the last ones, but unfortunately ended up with the biggest load of rubbish I have ever bought. So I’m saving for something more in keeping with what I want to do.
-- Oldstarter (Dave Ashby)