Clock (Spagnuolo with some minor liberties)

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Project by spaids posted 11-25-2008 04:41 PM 2623 views 8 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Marc (The Woodwhisperer.. do I need to say that?) posted this clock just in time for my Dads 59th birthday. Thanks for the idea Marc and just in time. Luckily this really was as easy as he made it look. As a newb this is the first project I’ve done that turned out without me having to settle much on the final quality. It actually came out as I had planed so I’m pretty happy about that.

Changes to mine from Marc’s

I only used one miter spline per corner. The hole for the clock does not go all the way through. The wood for the center is a little thicker and larger on mine. Oh and obviously I used the same wood for the center as the frame.

It occurs to me that since I didn’t cut all the way through for the clock I could orient it so that the dowels are vertical instead of horizontal and put some kind of plaque on the back.

This is all Walnut and the dowels are Oak. Tung oil and Mineral spirits are the only finish. The color is much more even than it appears in the pictures.

-- Wipe the blood stains from your blade before coming in.--

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#1 posted 11-25-2008 05:10 PM

Great looking project. I recall a previous post of yours about getting a good miter cut. It appears that you have jumped that hurdle with plenty to spare.

-- Bill - If I knew GRANDKIDS were so much fun I would have had them first.

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#2 posted 11-25-2008 05:25 PM

Good job. Your splines turned out really well.

-- Garyb6, “True simplicity does not reveal the tremendous effort it requires.” - Somerset Maugham

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#3 posted 11-25-2008 06:13 PM

Nice job. I like the contrasting dowels.

-- Jim in Langley BC Canada ---

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#4 posted 11-25-2008 07:02 PM

Nice job… how do you get the clock out?

-- tim hill

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#5 posted 11-25-2008 07:59 PM

Get the clock out? D’oh!

Ha I’m just kidding. If you have never used one of these before ( I hadn’t ) it would seem like a problem. The clock just slips into the hole with a friction fit. It has plastic tabs on the inside that are a little springy and hold it in place. It holds plenty tight enough to retain the clock as it is light weight but you can grab around the edges with your finger tips and pull it out.

-- Wipe the blood stains from your blade before coming in.--

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#6 posted 11-25-2008 08:35 PM

this is an awesome version of the Marc timepiece : ) Gotta love the Walnut !

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#7 posted 11-25-2008 09:35 PM

Just seen your post on Woodwhisperer

Very nicely done.


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#8 posted 11-25-2008 09:43 PM

looks great and fast too.

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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