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Fireman's clock (for my brother)

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Project by gurnie posted 1661 days ago 2347 views 5 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made of maple and walnut (walnut stained to a dark brown/black color). Spray lacquered it. Finished it Christmas eve’s eve 2009.

Lots of scroll saw work. Clock is about 1” thick on each “layer”

*attached is the pattern

  • now i have uploaded photos of where the fireman’s clock rests, between two fireman helmets at my brother’s house.

-- Please visit my Etsy site, http://www.etsy.com/shop/cgurnham or http://www.christinagurnham.com You can also follow me on my artfire blog: http://www.artfire.com/users/cgurnham/blog





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 1661 days ago

Thats a winner, super details and extra fine scroll work

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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WoodWrangler

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#2 posted 1661 days ago

Excellent! From a plan, or your own design? I’d like to make one

-- Jeremy, Bradenton, Florida

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gurnie

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#3 posted 1661 days ago

This was my own design. I googled maltese cross and then went into photoshop and tweaked the line art until i liked what i had and then took it on the scroll saw

-- Please visit my Etsy site, http://www.etsy.com/shop/cgurnham or http://www.christinagurnham.com You can also follow me on my artfire blog: http://www.artfire.com/users/cgurnham/blog

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CreekWoodworker

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#4 posted 1661 days ago

Beautiful Clock.

-- Mike ...Success is often the result of taking a misstep in the right direction

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jayjay

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#5 posted 1660 days ago

That is quite nice. Looks like that would take awhile to make.

-- ~Jason~ , Albuquerque NM

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gurnie

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#6 posted 1660 days ago

ohhh it took close to forever to finish this clock. By the end i was cursing the damned thing.

I was working in the woodshop (which is a community woodshop) and i was drilling with a 3” Forster the back so i could place the clock mechanism in when the forster grab the clock and flung it about 7 feet. two of the arms broke off, and oh… you should of seen my face. I didn’t curse because there were 10 other people in the woodshop who’s mouths were gaping open (let that be a lesson to always use a clamp when working with large bits). So the teacher went up to me and said “that’s lright, you can fix it next week.” and i turned to him and said “no, we’re not taking two steps back with this project. we’re going forward even if it kills me.”

So i cleaned out the biscuit holes for the arms and re-glued them that day and began to glue/ pin nail the scroll saw work on that day

that was one of the many set backs with this project. Glad it turned out well, but so, so glad to be done with it.

-- Please visit my Etsy site, http://www.etsy.com/shop/cgurnham or http://www.christinagurnham.com You can also follow me on my artfire blog: http://www.artfire.com/users/cgurnham/blog

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Pdub

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#7 posted 1660 days ago

It looks great. I might have to try and design one for my little brother. He is a volunteer fireman. Thanks for the idea, and don’t get down on yourself. You’re not the first to sling a piece across the room and break it. I usually do it when I am almost finished.

Welcome to LJ’s

-- Paul, North Dakota, USAF Ret.

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WoodWrangler

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#8 posted 1642 days ago

Any chance I could get a copy of the Photoshop file that mastered this so I could print a big copy?

-- Jeremy, Bradenton, Florida

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3DBMe

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#9 posted 1614 days ago

Good for you. If you hadn’t told us we would have never known. Fortitude is needed when working with wood. Nice outcome.

-- http://www.brucemgil.us/

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