Christmas Clocks 2008

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Project by John Gray posted 1635 days ago 1595 views 5 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are most of the clocks, made 11 total, I made for ladies in the family for Christmas in 2008. Each one is made with a different wood and/or trim I routed. They also each contain a secret compartment that is flocked in green.

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

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#1 posted 1635 days ago

Very nice selection : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#2 posted 1635 days ago

Great gifts.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 1635 days ago

very cool, I love the hidden compartment.

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#4 posted 1635 days ago

Lucky ladies; but I wonder how secret the compartments are now.LOL

-- Maclegno,Scotsman in Italy

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#5 posted 1635 days ago

Time marches on, very nice group of clocks.

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#6 posted 1634 days ago

Very nice clocks.

-- Stanley, North Georgia

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#7 posted 1634 days ago

How do the secret copartments stay closed. It looks as if they just sit together with pins?

Or do you use a gravity pin to lock?

Great work. I really like them!

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John Gray

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#8 posted 1633 days ago

John Harris,
To answer your question I used a Brass Friction Catch 3/16”D (item number 39055)
, in the link below they are actually pretty hard to open.
They actually came in this kit 49646 Progressive Design Desk Clock Lesson Plan Evaluation Pack.
The kit contains the clock mechanism, a hinge, and the friction catch. All the wood, flock, and finishing I provided. The kits are just a simple way of getting the hardware. I also had to purchase the top handle item D38014 in the link to follow.

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

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#9 posted 1573 days ago

Is this the only model of clocks you make ?

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John Gray

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#10 posted 1573 days ago

SimonG, this is my 1st adventure in making clocks but since I have the whole family supplied with at least one clock it will be my last for some time. Altho I did make a Harley Davidson clock out of a large piece of redwood which only took 28 years from start to finish. ;-))

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

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#11 posted 1408 days ago

Just beautiful.


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