Octahedron Clock

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Project by Wingstress posted 10-25-2008 01:14 AM 1818 views 6 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was researching a small clock on and someone had posted a really cool clock they had made. At first I couldn’t tell what it was, so I did a little research on the web and found it was an octahedron, or two pyramids back-to-back. Its actually really simple to make once you figure out the trick. I built this one out of Canary wood, but I’ve since made them out of Cherry and walnut.

-- Tom, Simsbury, CT

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#1 posted 10-25-2008 02:56 AM

I really like that design! It must have been a bear to hold while you were sanding/finishing!!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 10-25-2008 03:26 AM

i love it…very nice…Belated WELCOME TO LJ’s!!!!!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#3 posted 10-25-2008 05:30 AM

Hey BeechPilotBarry, I am quite close to BDL and almost directly under the 33 flight path. What types of planes to you fly? I use to fly a Cessna out in Seattle. I worked for Boeing as a stress analyst. Hence the name “Wingstress.” I haven’t flown since the kids were born, which is why I took up woodworking. I find it much less stressful than flying and just as; if not more rewarding. But, at the same time its just as expensive. I don’t know how you do both.


-- Tom, Simsbury, CT

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#4 posted 10-26-2008 05:06 AM

wow , this is a great design and the woodgrain is perfect …what did you finish it with ?

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#5 posted 10-26-2008 05:03 PM

Dusty56, it was finished with shellac and some wax. Nothing fancy. The wood did all the talking on this one.

-- Tom, Simsbury, CT

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#6 posted 04-25-2009 07:40 PM

great clock and great craftmanship.. i love the bookmatch of the canary wood

-- It's not a sickness, i can stop buying tools anytime.

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