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Project by DaleMaley posted 10-26-2016 03:34 PM 385 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have a small shop clock, but the numbers are too small to make it easy to read the time.

I came across this plan for a Signature Shop Clock, and it looked neat….......so I built one.

The main background plate is walnut.

The plans call for an ash mallet, but I switched to a maple mallet.

The plans call for a maple chisel blade with an cherry handle. I changed to a yellowheart chisel blade and padauk handle to give the clock more color contrast.

The half-rounded parts (mallet handle, and chisel parts) are made using the compound sawing method. You white Elmer’s glue a pattern to 2 sides of the blank, make the 1st saw cut, tape the scrap back on, then make the 2nd saw cut. This is typically used in scroll sawing to make compound shapes.

No stain was used, just 3 rounds of 220 grit and polyurethane.

My pictures are not the best. I had trouble with the glare from the shiny clock face.

To see where to order the plans for this clock, and read my Trials & Tribulations building this clock, see my woodworking web site.

Thanks!

-- Dale, Illinois, http://dalemaley.webs.com/





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GR8HUNTER

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#1 posted 10-26-2016 03:50 PM

very nice and useful item ........... we all need clocks …........ GREAT JOB

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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DaleMaley

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#2 posted 10-26-2016 03:59 PM

Thanks!

I use yellow-heart and padauk in a lot of my small projects, to add some natural colors to them…........so only fitting that I use these materials on my clock:)


very nice and useful item ........... we all need clocks …........ GREAT JOB

- GR8HUNTER


-- Dale, Illinois, http://dalemaley.webs.com/

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ralbuck

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#3 posted 10-26-2016 04:10 PM

I like the clock!

You seem to always have an empty coffee cup though!

-- just rjR

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DaleMaley

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#4 posted 10-26-2016 04:38 PM

I originally put the coffee cup in my project pictures to give a sense of scale of the project.

I also send out my completed projects to friends on an email list.

One time, I forgot to include the coffee cup in a finished project photo…..........and several people replied back wanting to know where the coffee cup was!!!!!!

so I keep including it in my finished project photos.

Thanks


I like the clock!

You seem to always have an empty coffee cup though!

- ralbuck


-- Dale, Illinois, http://dalemaley.webs.com/

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majuvla

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#5 posted 10-27-2016 05:17 AM

Greta addition those tools models, awesome idea, very unique.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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DaleMaley

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#6 posted 10-31-2016 08:09 PM

I installed the clock in my shop today…...........looks great!

-- Dale, Illinois, http://dalemaley.webs.com/

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