Brothers' clocks

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Project by woodsmithshop posted 09-10-2009 07:52 PM 1751 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

these three clocks were made for three of my brothers, having made one for my youngest a few years ago, and for all my nieces and nephews when they get married, I felt it was time to make one for the other three, two are quarter sawn red oak, the other is walnut. the doors are mitered with outside splines ( I don’t know what else to call them) instead of splines on the inside of the corners, this is the first time I have tried the outside spline, I think it adds an interesting feature to the doors.
I only had 2 each of the dials, so I used 2 of one kind and one of the other.
I just did get these finished in time for our family reunion this Sat. I was pressed for time because of my accident, I wanted to make sure they were done because one brother lives in Colorado, so he will be able to take it back with him now.
any comments good or bad are welcome.

-- Smitty!!!

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Derrek LeRouax

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#1 posted 09-10-2009 09:37 PM

I areally like the look of that door frame. How did you go about doing that?

-- Derrek L.

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Eric in Florida.

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#2 posted 09-10-2009 11:46 PM

Those came out real nice!

-- Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs ~ Henry Ford

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#3 posted 09-11-2009 12:16 AM

Those are great looking clocks. I like the door frames. These are in my favorites.

-- Rick, Pa. Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.

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#4 posted 09-11-2009 12:45 AM

cool clocks great job. Who says clocks don’t grow on trees .

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 09-11-2009 01:40 AM

thanks guys, check on my projects of “spline jig” on how the door frame was done

-- Smitty!!!

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#6 posted 09-11-2009 01:43 AM

Not only nice clocks (really nice door frame) they all seem to show the same time. What is the old saying? With one clock you know what time it is; with more than one clock you are not really sure what time it is…

Well done… I wouldn’t leave them outside too long! But, it was a really nice way to display.

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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#7 posted 11-30-2009 01:07 AM

Very nice. Your family is very lucky to have you.

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