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Project by bigfuzz posted 11-09-2015 01:25 PM 1180 views 4 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi, this is a first for me on this site, my clock is 34” diameter 3 1/2” thick made of hard maple and cherry and weighs 40 lbs. Counting the 36 biscuits and the walnut numbers (bought at Lee Valley) there are 130 pieces of wood in this project. The glue up and clamping was a bit stressful and lots of router work. The face is quilted maple my first attempt at veneering.
The wife wanted it in the house but it still hangs in my shop on the man cave side. Bye for now.

-- Bigfuzz, Ontario, Canada

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#1 posted 11-09-2015 02:46 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks.

Nice looking clock. That is a very good job of veneering.

-- "I love it when a plan comes together" John "Hannibal" Smith

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#2 posted 11-09-2015 02:49 PM

This clock turned out beautifully. Welcome to Lumberjocks, Bigfuzz.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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#4 posted 11-09-2015 04:47 PM

Great design and work.
I have turned a couple of large clock bezels on a lathe and understand the difficulties you had with this one. I never thought of doing it with a circle jig and a router.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#5 posted 11-09-2015 05:34 PM

Wonderful! great choice in wood. Amazing you could keep it in the shop.

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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#6 posted 11-09-2015 06:39 PM

Very nice concept and approach.

-- Personality and character of a man is like wood,must polish it to shine...

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#7 posted 11-10-2015 02:30 AM

That’s a showstopper! Congratulations. If that’s your first post on this site, I can’t wait so see more.

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#8 posted 11-10-2015 04:02 AM

That looks like a great project to do on my lathe.

-- If you are not willing to learn, No one can help you. If you are determined to learn, No one can stop you.

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#9 posted 11-10-2015 06:13 AM

Really nice project.Will see how long it remains in your shop :)

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#10 posted 11-10-2015 08:49 AM

Beautiful Work! Thanks for sharing.

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#11 posted 11-10-2015 10:29 AM

Awesome clock. I’m sure it wasn’t easy to make it but it worth any time and effort, I soppose. It could be wonderfull gift for someone – I have to build one – just making some various angle cutting jig. Numbers are scrolled ebony or wenge?

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#12 posted 11-10-2015 11:30 AM

Nice work!

-- Desert_Woodworker

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