|Project by DaleMaley||posted 10-26-2016 03:34 PM||474 views||1 time favorited||6 comments|
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.
-- Dale, Illinois, http://dalemaley.webs.com/