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Project by rodneyh posted 02-02-2015 08:53 PM 2169 views 13 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Most recent batch of clocks. Made 17 for sale on Etsy. Quartersawn white oak (a few were made of cherry) clock body with thru tenons plugged with walnut. I made 2 sizes – the smaller is 7.25” square holding a 4” dial, and the larger is 9.75” square holding a 6” dial. I etch all of my own dials. A few are ammonia fumed, but most are stained and urethaned.





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#1 posted 02-02-2015 09:09 PM

If someone would have asked me to make some of those from a sketch, I would have over designed them and probably not had them look as well. Those are basic, straight forward and down right good looking.

Steve

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#2 posted 02-02-2015 10:36 PM

Awesome. Thanks for posting.

-- Jeff, CT - keep calm and make sawdust

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#3 posted 02-02-2015 10:48 PM

Hey – I’m a Yooper too, just haven’t lived there for 30 years.

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#4 posted 02-02-2015 10:57 PM

They look awesome!!I would like to learn how to etch my own dials too! How are were did you get started doing that?
You should have no problem selling those baby’s!!

-- Measure twice and cut once.....sneak up on it! Steve Lien

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#5 posted 02-02-2015 11:49 PM

These are beautiful, almost want to collect them :)

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#6 posted 02-03-2015 12:56 AM

Great looking set of clocks! I’m sure they’ll sell well!

I too am curious how you etched the clock faces. I’ve thought about making my own copper faces, so I’m interested in how others are doing it.

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#7 posted 02-03-2015 06:08 AM

Beautiful rustic frame.

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#8 posted 02-03-2015 09:28 AM

Those clocks are very attractive, well done.

Cheers, John

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#9 posted 02-03-2015 02:34 PM

Very nice!

-- Doug...

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#10 posted 02-03-2015 03:01 PM

Excellent work and great design.
Also interested in your etching process. Possibilities for box panels.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#11 posted 02-03-2015 04:53 PM

Love them, they should sell out fast. The dials are beautiful, how do you etch them?

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#12 posted 02-03-2015 06:33 PM

I bought one of your 4” round dials and I am very happy with it, it’s just what I have been looking for.
One question, what is the overall dimension of your square dials?

-- David

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#13 posted 02-03-2015 09:14 PM

Thanks for all of the kind words. Square dials are 4” and 6”, and I have a handfull of 8” as well that I’ll make into similar clocks.

Etching – There are really 2 big steps to etching, so I’ll make a few comments about each:
1. Etch mask – you apply this to the metal everywhere you don’t want etched. I use what would essentially be seen as a commercial printing process to apply my mask. This would be extremely cost prohibitive for the hobbyist. Better options for the hobbyist can be found online looking for PCB (circuit board) etch masks. They usually use a laser printer on a special paper that you transfer to the metal by heating with an iron (laser printer toner melts).
2. Etch – I use a Cupric Chloride solution for etching. I started out etching with Sodium Persulfate, which is the preferred method for hobbyist use. Pick it up at Fry’s, and there’s lots of info online (PCB etching again) on how to use it.

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#14 posted 02-05-2015 02:46 AM

Very nice!

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