|Project by UncleStumpy||posted 10-30-2015 08:21 AM||559 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
A customer wanted a clock in the profile of an Australian (Austrian?) Sheepdog, it seems she has a bunch of them.
I found several nice profiles on Google Images and she picked the one she liked. I guess these dogs have long, kind of bushy hair and no tails.
She wanted it dark so I used a dark Walnut stain on Oak and it turned out plenty dark. But she liked it.
I had a bear of a time taking pictures with my camera. Without the flash it is too dark to see detail and with the flash it just washes out. Anyway I got a couple where you can get the idea.
I don’t have a scroll saw so I just used a 1/8” blade on the band saw and alot of file work, especially on the leg hair.
A 3” Forstner bit for the Klockit mechanism opening, some picture frame wire and my signature on the back.
I used silver upholstery tacks for the minutes and the hands look yellow but I swear they are gold. The placement of the tacks for the minutes were perplexing until I figured out to use a compass and protractor and they ended up spot on.
Anywho, the lady was happy and the customer is always right. Right? As always, thanks for looking and comments and constructive criticism is appreciated.
-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"