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Project by UncleStumpy posted 10-30-2015 08:21 AM 513 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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"





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crowie

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#1 posted 10-30-2015 08:31 AM

G’Day Ray,
A long as the customer is happy with the end result, it’s a top job, so well done sir…..’
PS – Look up Kelpie for a good sheep working dog..

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_Kelpie
http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/australiankelpie.htm
http://www.burkesbackyard.com.au/fact-sheets/pets/pet-road-tests/dogs/australian-working-kelpie/#.VjMqyyvdWSo

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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Roger

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#2 posted 10-30-2015 12:35 PM

I like it

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 10-30-2015 01:25 PM

Real nice looking clock, Ray!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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helluvawreck

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#4 posted 10-30-2015 01:27 PM

I like the pattern. It’s a nice clock.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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doubleDD

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#5 posted 10-30-2015 02:19 PM

Nice put together on the clock. Almost looks real enough to bark.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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