The Hilary Clock

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Project by Chris posted 44 days ago 568 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This pattern is from “Advanced Scroll Saw Clocks” by John A. Nelson (1998). I made the first one from red oak plywood as practice (last pic). This final version is cut fro red acrylic with a 1” thick purple heart base. It measures 14” wide, 8” deep and 20” high. I used 4 clear acrylic legs under the base. 390 interior cuts and about 70 hours total time. Acrylic is not a very “forgiving” material so you cannot sand out any hiccups, but you don’t have to finish it like wood! I think I will try his Imperial Tower out of contrasting acrylic next. Thanks for looking!

-- Chris, Virginia,

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#1 posted 44 days ago


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#2 posted 44 days ago

That is amazing…! Such intricate and delicate work… Hilary will really like it…

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#3 posted 43 days ago

WOW thats amazing, such intricate cuts, I don’t think I would have the patience

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#4 posted 42 days ago

That’s some serious intricate work! I can’t imagine the time and patience you spent in cutting out the pattern! You nailed it. Beautiful job.

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#5 posted 38 days ago

I hope i am not offending you, but i prefer the plywood version….beautiful work

-- "Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life"....Pablo Picasso

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#6 posted 38 days ago

No offense…my wife agrees with you!

-- Chris, Virginia,

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#7 posted 30 days ago

I was thinking about buying that book and i wasn’t to sure about it but now i see it is worth it.

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