Ellipse Eclipse Clock

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 1701 days ago 1326 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a red oak Eclipse clock with an elliptcal clock in it. I had originally made an Eclipse clock from the picture in Klockit catalog. Then they came out with an elliptical clock movement so I just had to make an EllipseEclipse Clock. It is one of a kind ( unless one of you LJ’s makes one too). One thing about the elliptical movement is that because of the placement of the fingers, it does not sit in the center of the hole so you have to take that into account when cutting the ellipse shape so it is centered on the face.

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

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#1 posted 1701 days ago

Great idea – and very well done.

Did you get the pivot hardware from Klockit too?

-- Scotty - aka... SgtSnafu - Randleman NC

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#2 posted 1701 days ago

Well done. In the world of wood turning there is elliptical turning. I suspect that you did not turn the piece that holds the clock. Nonetheless, it would be interesting to do so. I am an active turner, but I have not done elliptical turning (yet).

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#3 posted 1701 days ago

Cool clock Jim looks great

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 1701 days ago

Hi Rich. I have trouble keeping wood round after I turn it. If I cut an elliptical shape, it would probably go round on me!!!!!!!!!!
I have seen how to turn like an elliptcal hammer handle end but I have not tried it.

SgtSnafu- I made the brass hardware. Brass is easy to knurl so I just made the pieces and asembled it with the right spacing.

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

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#5 posted 1701 days ago

Great looking Clocks. They look fantastic.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#6 posted 1701 days ago

Fantastic clock. Love the 2 faced design.

Keep it up.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#7 posted 1701 days ago

All I can say is WOW

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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