Torii II Clock

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I spent over 2 weeks designing and sketching a clock. When it came time to go to the shop, it took on a life of it’s own and ended up looking nothing like what I had imagined. Woods consist of Walnut for the roof, post and base, Ambrosia maple for the clock face, Maple for the roof ridge board, Cherry for the clock frame and oak for the dowels holding the clock face. Dimensions are: 19”W x 12”H x 6” D.

Thanks for looking,

-- Cal Noguchi -

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#1 posted 06-03-2014 02:51 AM

Great work Cal. It’s maple face is especially fine.

-- "My god has more wood than your god" ... G. Carlin.

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#2 posted 06-03-2014 03:06 AM

Very nice!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#3 posted 06-03-2014 04:32 AM

Very pretty!

-- I love the smell of Home Depot in the morning, it smells like.......carpentry. Bake, Bar Lazy U Woodworks, Lehi,UT.

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#4 posted 06-03-2014 05:25 AM

Taihen Stecki desu! Missed your presence. Keep up the creative work!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#5 posted 06-03-2014 05:43 AM

I love the style … and always have!
This is a really beautiful (I could say timeless) piece of work!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#6 posted 06-03-2014 06:24 AM

Very Nice Work Indeed Cal. Thanks For Sharing.


-- Hope Everyone Is Doing Well! .... Best Regards: Rick

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#7 posted 06-03-2014 06:36 AM

Cal, what a beautiful clock. Maybe you can build the clock you drew next time. “Sometimes I tell the wood what it wants to be, and sometimes the wood tells me,” has become a mantra in my shop. So, I know what you mean. This has a natural look and enough gentle curves to feel like your work. I miss the birds. Nice to see you back in the shop. Keep boxing (or clocking someone) and keep posting. My haiku in honor of your sculpture and clock that are timely and timeless.

Bird, tree, wind, and house -
. . All contend to own this land.
. . . . Only wind can smile.

-- Big Al in IN

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#8 posted 06-03-2014 07:45 AM

Very beautiful design and excellent craftsmanship too.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#9 posted 06-03-2014 09:13 AM

Great work, I always enjoy looking at your creations….. A real beauty

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#10 posted 06-03-2014 11:56 AM

Very attractive.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#11 posted 06-03-2014 12:52 PM

Beautiful, excellent work. Thank you for sharing.

-- Making Sawdust is great stress relief...

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#12 posted 06-03-2014 01:06 PM

A very beautiful way to see what time it is. Very super nice build.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#13 posted 06-03-2014 01:09 PM

Very nice design. Great job. Like a lot.

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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#14 posted 06-03-2014 01:36 PM

It is a beauty and yes I think it has it’s own life.
Lovely when projects show us where they want to go.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#15 posted 06-03-2014 02:30 PM

Lovely, I like it a lot.

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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