Curly Maple Wall Clock

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Project by toxicoval56 posted 01-19-2009 04:41 PM 2394 views 16 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After quite a long time, I have finished these clocks. There are two identical clocks. I am making them for/with a coworker. One for him and one for his mother. They are not perfect but they have improved my abilities a little. As you can see from the photo, I am trying to be a woodworker and not a photographer. They are not that yellow. They are more the natural cream color of the maple.

-- The view only changes for the leading dog.

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#1 posted 01-19-2009 05:02 PM

I think that is very pretty.

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#2 posted 01-19-2009 05:41 PM

Adding to my favorites …they are beautiful and you’ve done a great job on all of the details and the finish : )

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#3 posted 01-19-2009 05:57 PM

Saaaweeeeeet!!!!!!!!! That is super, I agree with Dusty56 my buddy, and add them to my favorites also.

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#4 posted 01-19-2009 06:32 PM

That’s a beautiful clock. Great Job!

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#5 posted 01-19-2009 09:19 PM

WOW those are super. I would be proud to hang one on my wall.

What are the measurements?

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#6 posted 01-19-2009 09:42 PM

WOW!!! Very beautiful.

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#7 posted 01-19-2009 09:58 PM

The pictures are good enough to show that you have done a very good job. Where do you get the clock movements?

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#8 posted 01-19-2009 11:06 PM

It is 40 inches tall by 11 inches wide. It weighs about 35 lbs. The movement is from the klockit company ( Thank you for all of your kind comments.

-- The view only changes for the leading dog.

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#9 posted 01-20-2009 12:20 AM

very nice .. gotta love the wood

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#10 posted 01-20-2009 12:54 AM

stunning wood…clocks to last hundreds of years.

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#11 posted 01-20-2009 05:19 AM

I think your clocks look great. You did a beautiful job on them. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

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#12 posted 01-20-2009 05:25 AM

A beautiful job on the clocks. Too bad you don’t get to keep one. Is ther enough wood for another?

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

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#13 posted 01-20-2009 09:32 AM

Great job. The brilliance of the wood is almost overwhelming.

Glad to see someone put a “real” movement in their clock. No offense meant to people who use battery movements I ‘m just prejudice to the real “tic toc” things. Vienna regulator types are my favorite clocks. I have made several using different woods. I have two posted in LJ (same posting) made out of Myrtle wood and Cherry. I like the little drawer in the base of yours. It makes a great place to put the winding crank. If your friend really wants to embellish your work he might think of replacing the front glass panel with a beveled edge glass. I think it adds to the sophistication of it all and is often traditional in quality clocks.

Another good place to get clock movements and other parts with a bigger selection is Merritt’s Antiques. Find them on line to see their selection and get a catalog.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#14 posted 01-20-2009 10:49 AM

beautiful clock.. nice finish

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#15 posted 01-27-2009 05:59 AM

Beautiful and the finish is impeckable how did you get that to look so good? Am I wrong but that looks like Tiger Maple?

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