fourth different clock

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Project by halfacre posted 09-04-2016 11:08 PM 736 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

using the same pattern. This is a good way to add my personal touches. I made the 4 clocks, all different in appearance but all have the same top like in the picture on the left side. The other clocks are in my pictures . Maple wood, easy to carve but maybe harder on the tools. I got a roman numeral dial off the internet and cut it out with the scroll saw. Making your own face out of wood saves a bunch of bucks. The pendulum bob was a backing plate for a drawer pull I printed out and enlarged, cut out with scroll saw, then put a layer of glue down for some glitter to stick to.. then it all got a few coats of clear lacquer. I used some old pieces to help me draw out the plans. The maple board is a full 1” and the backing board is 3/4” mdo.

-- halfacre, Breckenridge, Tx

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#1 posted 09-04-2016 11:36 PM

Very attractive clock. Nice carving job!!


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

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#2 posted 09-05-2016 12:54 AM

Very nice work. Something I can only look at and admire since I do not have the skills to make something like that.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#3 posted 09-05-2016 01:02 AM

The size is 18” tall by 15 wide.

-- halfacre, Breckenridge, Tx

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#4 posted 09-05-2016 08:38 AM

Those clocks are like from fairy tale. Amaizing carving.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#5 posted 09-05-2016 02:35 PM

Hey guys I am showing these steps because this clock did not include any woodworking steps that are impossible. The main tool I used was an electric Dremel with the flexible shaft. Also I did not use any dremel bits for they are junk. The bits came from Wood Carvers Supply of Inglewood, Fl and if interested I will get the numbers of the bits I used and post them here…You do have to have a scroll saw. But following the lines is not necessary for setting up something to carve no. Only the carver would know if he makes a mistake. But I would suggest never using a spiral scroll saw blade on anything, throw any you might have away…... Also the carving does not have to be sanded real smooth because the glitter I used, before I sprayed lacquer, covered up any bad or rough spots that might have been there. So I maybe sanded smooth but did not need it unless a person leaves the carvings with a clear only finish.

Ivan I am glad to see you again in one of my post. Is it winter time in your country yet or what season is it.

-- halfacre, Breckenridge, Tx

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#6 posted 09-05-2016 02:51 PM

Very nice clocks, BTW, I use spiral blades often. They do have their place, least in my shop.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#7 posted 09-07-2016 01:23 AM

Nice job!

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#8 posted 09-07-2016 01:23 AM

Nice job!

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#9 posted 09-07-2016 03:07 PM

Paul Doug I do like my edges to look as good as the top of the wood. I did look at your pictures and from a distance yes your work looks great. So this is what makes the world go around, I think. Differences of opinions. Good luck with your end .

-- halfacre, Breckenridge, Tx

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#10 posted 09-07-2016 04:02 PM

very nice looking …...... some great carvings ….......GREAT JOB


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