Christmas Clocks

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Project by Thos. Angle posted 2037 days ago 2278 views 2 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are the clocks I gave for Christmas presents this year. The large clocks have a base of one thickness of 3/4 inch particle board and one thickness of 3/4 inch hardwood plywood. I cut the disks on my band saw with my circle cutter. I then cut out the center of the plywood and cut out a space in the particle board for the clock movement. The two are them glued and braded together. I then use a 1/2 inch round over bit on the router table on the front edge. The carving leather is glued and stitched to the upholstery leather and then carved. The leather is then glued and stretched over the form. On the small clock I didn’t add the band and just tacked the upholstery leather. On the larger clocks I added a band of carving leather and tacked it with upholstsery tacks. The large clocks have 15 inch disks and the small clock has a nine inch disk. I drilled a hanging hole with a 3/4 inch Forsner bit. These are fun combination projects and get rid of a lot of scraps.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#1 posted 2037 days ago

Those are pretty cool looking. Wonder if you can do an ‘old world’ look.


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Douglas Bordner

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#2 posted 2037 days ago

I’m wagering you’ll get no returned gifts – this ain’t no homemade wine type Christmas gift.
Merry Christmas to you Tom.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#3 posted 2037 days ago

these took my breath away.

Absolutely stunning.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#4 posted 2037 days ago

Wow, there must be a lot of hours involved in that leather carving. They are spectacular.

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Thos. Angle

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#5 posted 2037 days ago

Merry Christmas folks and thanks.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#6 posted 2037 days ago

As usual, very cool!

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#7 posted 2037 days ago

I like your talent Thos.
Wish I had it.
What a great imagination.


-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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#8 posted 2037 days ago

Beautiful work. I love the craftsmanship shown in the leather.

-- Working at Woodworking

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Les Hastings

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#9 posted 2036 days ago

More Awesome leather work Thomas, How long does it take you to do the leather on one of these?

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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#10 posted 2036 days ago

You obviously have a lot of hours in this work. Great craftsmanship.

-- Martin, Kansas

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#11 posted 2036 days ago

Hi Thomas;

Merry Christmas to you and Carleen!

I doubt any “regifting” will take place there!

As always, beautiful work.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#12 posted 2036 days ago

Very nice work here Thomas. You beat most of us in generosity AND craftsmanship.

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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#13 posted 2036 days ago

Thomas, Very beautiful clocks! I hope you have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#14 posted 2036 days ago

Very nice and a different look to each one of them.

-- It’s not so much what we know that causes the trouble, it’s what we know that’s not so.

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#15 posted 2036 days ago

Very nice Thomas. A great series of clocks,

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

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