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Project by Steve posted 08-11-2014 01:42 PM 1703 views 6 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this Patience Clock to remind myself that “Only those who have the patience to do simple things perfectly ever acquire the skill to do difficult things easily.” Friedrich von Schiller (1759-1805), dramatist, essayist and poet.

The symbol is a Kanji character that represents patience, among other meanings. I know because I Googled it, and it must be true if it’s on the Internet. (I hope it doesn’t mean something rude…I’m just glad I glued it on the right way.)

It’s made from a scrap piece of white spruce 2×4. I like how the wood grain sweeps with the curves. The 2-3/4” clock insert is from Hobby Lobby.

Click here to watch my video, which requires some patience.

Click here to visit my blog post where you can download my free PDF template.

Thanks for looking at my clock project. If you make one please send me a picture. Have a great day and be patient! Steve :)

-- Steve in Lawrenceville, GA - http://www.TheCarmichaelWorkshop.com





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hotncold

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#1 posted 08-11-2014 01:51 PM

Steve – you definitely showed off what can be done with a piece of white spruce…if you’ve got the patience!
Very nice – and that’s some “appropriate” music you selected for your video!

-- Dennie - Tennessee

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Tooch

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#2 posted 08-11-2014 03:20 PM

sweet clock and I enjoyed the video clip, too. I always love to see the things you make with a 2×4.

and yes, if it’s on the internet, it must be true. I think you should take the plunge and get it tattooed on your wrist!

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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mcoyfrog

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#3 posted 08-11-2014 06:16 PM

Love it, great job, I LOVE CLOCKS

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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ChrisK

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#4 posted 08-11-2014 07:04 PM

Really nice looking, elegant yet precise.

-- Chris K

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Clint Searl

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#5 posted 08-11-2014 07:32 PM

Very nice! It would be really cool with the graphic scroll sawn out.

-- Clint Searl....Ya can no more do what ya don't know how than ya can git back from where ya ain't been

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GerardoArg1

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#6 posted 08-11-2014 11:44 PM

Looks great. Nice job. Good choise of lumber

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

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Mean_Dean

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#7 posted 08-12-2014 12:04 AM

Great looking clock! Patience is definitely a virtue when it comes to woodworking!

-- Dean

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Northwest29

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#8 posted 08-12-2014 12:28 AM

Now that’s one very cool clock and well done. Just how do you Google ’ ... a Kanji character …’? (-;

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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Steve

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#9 posted 08-12-2014 12:33 AM

Hi Clint – I cut out the character with the scroll saw. Might be hard to tell in the pictures. Not sure if that’s what you mean.


Very nice! It would be really cool with the graphic scroll sawn out.

- Clint Searl


-- Steve in Lawrenceville, GA - http://www.TheCarmichaelWorkshop.com

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Steve

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#10 posted 08-12-2014 12:35 AM

Hi – Thanks! I went to google and searched for Kanji Patience, then clicked on Images. I picked the one that was easiest to scroll with my pin blade scroll saw.


Now that s one very cool clock and well done. Just how do you Google ... a Kanji character … ? (-;

- Northwest29


-- Steve in Lawrenceville, GA - http://www.TheCarmichaelWorkshop.com

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Steve

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#11 posted 08-12-2014 12:36 AM

Thanks everyone for the kind comments! I just got an email that this is in the Daily Top 3. That makes my day! Thanks for looking and commenting. Steve…

-- Steve in Lawrenceville, GA - http://www.TheCarmichaelWorkshop.com

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Clint Searl

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#12 posted 08-12-2014 12:49 AM

Now I’m really impressed! Outstanding!

-- Clint Searl....Ya can no more do what ya don't know how than ya can git back from where ya ain't been

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ChipByrd

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#13 posted 08-12-2014 01:36 PM

That’s awesome!

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Surfside

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#14 posted 08-12-2014 09:07 PM

Beautiful wood grain, finish and craftsmanship.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#15 posted 08-14-2014 10:17 PM

Your creation Steve, illustrates what I read in one of my woodworking books some time aways back.” Pay attention to the grain flow, in your chose of that wood’s placement”.

Both a good design ,and using your eyes to choice where to put that boards into its grain flow. Making it several pieces as one overall design, but each of those piece has as its own characteristic.

Nice looking clock !!!

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