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This is the 2nd Balloon Clock I make. I had trouble with the finish on the first one so I had to do it over.
This one is much better. It is made out of one block of Tender Walnut.
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#1 posted 01-12-2010 06:53 AM
where do you get your clocks?
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#2 posted 01-12-2010 07:43 AM
Great clock. I like the lines and the brass feet. Nice touch.
Keep it up.
rdray, I have heard the best place to get clocks is at www.Klockit.com Have a catalog and their prices and selection is great.
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#3 posted 01-12-2010 01:39 PM
I purchased the clock insert from this site: http://www.nicks.ca but they are no longuer in business. They still sell what is left of their inventory from their house.
The brass feet I purchased from Lee Valley.
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#4 posted 01-12-2010 03:45 PM
That is a real attractive clock. BZ
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#5 posted 01-12-2010 04:18 PM
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#6 posted 01-12-2010 04:28 PM
I have to admit to my ignorance.I’ve never heard of “Tender” walnut and after an internet search still don’t know what that is.
By the way, the clock is very nice.
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#7 posted 01-12-2010 06:26 PM
Very cool clock nice work.
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#8 posted 01-13-2010 04:43 AM
Thanks to you all for your positive comments !
Don, I did a fool of myself with my cheezy translation… didn’t I ?
After a little research I found that the I should have written “Butternut”. The french name for that wood is “Noyer tendre” (this is where my “tender” came from). O well, it is still in the Walnut family … ;-)
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#9 posted 04-11-2010 05:00 AM
COOL!!! What are the dimensions???
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#10 posted 04-11-2010 05:57 AM
John, the clock is aprox. 6 1/2 ” high by 4 1/2 ” wide and 2” thick.
If you wish, I have the Sketchup drawing of it.
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