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This is a Norm design clock that I built about nine years ago. It is made of alder.

-- Stan, South Carolina,





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cajunpen

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#1 posted 09-11-2007 11:15 PM

Stan, I really like this clock. I looks like it’s designed to hang from a peg on the coat rack? How are the joints made? I’m going to make a couple of clocks for my children, as Christmas gifts – I think this just may be the design I’ll use.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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MsDebbieP

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#2 posted 09-12-2007 12:24 AM

such elegant beauty. what a beautiful clock.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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RobH

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#3 posted 09-12-2007 01:21 AM

Beautiful…

I really like the alder…

I made one a few years ago from some Walnut that came off of my dad and grandfather’s farm. I gave it to my sister as a Christmas gift.

Love the work

-- -- Rob Hix, King George, VA

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stanleywc

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#4 posted 09-12-2007 01:23 AM

cajunpen, thanks for the nice comments. The coat rack is just Shaker pegs mounted on a board for this purpose. The joinery is simple rabbets and nails. Complete detail can be found in Norm Abrams, ” Mostly Shaker from the New Yankee Workshop”. It is actually pictured on the cover.

-- Stan, South Carolina,

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scottb

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#5 posted 09-12-2007 02:27 AM

Very nice clock.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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Thos. Angle

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#6 posted 09-12-2007 03:33 AM

Wish you hadn’t done that! Now Carleen wants one just like it. Great job on the clock.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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Max

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#7 posted 09-12-2007 04:54 PM

Very nice clock. I really like the grain on the door. It turned out wonderful.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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mot

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#8 posted 09-12-2007 05:16 PM

I like a good clock! Nice job!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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Bill

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#9 posted 09-12-2007 05:28 PM

Very nice work on the clock, and the alder came out beautiful. What stain did you use?

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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Tony

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#10 posted 09-12-2007 09:48 PM

Ditto from Bill – I would be intrested in the finnishing tecnique you used – we have a lot of alder here and I am always looking for new ways to present it.

-- Tony - All things are possible, just some things are more difficult than others! - SKYPE: Heron2005 (http://www.poydatjatuolit.fi)

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stanleywc

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#11 posted 09-13-2007 01:55 AM

Hey guys, thanks for the nice comments.The finish is all Minwax. I always use thier sealer on alder for a more even color,the stain is walnut with a satin poly.

-- Stan, South Carolina,

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Chip

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#12 posted 09-13-2007 04:06 AM

Beautiful work. A real gem Stanley.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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Don

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#13 posted 09-13-2007 09:56 AM

Very nice work, James.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://www.dpb-photos.com/

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Dan'um Style

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#14 posted 09-13-2007 03:12 PM

great looking clock.

made a shaker clock myself, years and years ago.

Alder is a beautiful wood that I have never even had my hands on !

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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Dusty56

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#15 posted 06-20-2008 04:27 AM

BEAUTIFUL GRAIN in that Alder and your craftsmanship is superb

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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