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Project by SimonG posted 01-12-2010 06:09 AM 1100 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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?

-- rdray

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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.

Scrappy

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.

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

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#3 posted 01-12-2010 01:39 PM

rdray,

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.

Simon

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#4 posted 01-12-2010 03:45 PM

That is a real attractive clock. BZ

-- Dudley Young USN Retired. Sebastian, Fl.

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#5 posted 01-12-2010 04:18 PM

Well done.

#6 posted 01-12-2010 04:28 PM

Simon, 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.

d

-- Will trade wife's yarn for tools.

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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???

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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SimonG

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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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