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I get hung up on clocks

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Project by halfacre posted 11-30-2016 03:48 PM 251 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here are some of the steps I wandered through for a different clock. I use store bought carving pieces to start my thoughts then trace around some parts of those carvings and sometimes adding a curve here and there to get them long enough or shorter to connect the lines. The carvings are only 1/4” thick or less and I start with 1” thick wood to carve. The fourth picture is what I decided the clock to look like but you can see the one I ended up with is only close to what is started out looking. I made the dial from a picture I got off google or somewhere then scrollsawed it out. When buying the clock movement one has to remember how thick the wood is counting the dial so I can buy the right movement.

The wood is hard maple, takes longer to carve but I only use electric and air grinders and no hand chisels. I’m lazy.

I always spray lacquer for the finish. And I am still using printers ink for the colors and a little glitter here and there.

I’ll try to answer any questions you might have.

-- halfacre, Breckenridge, Tx





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majuvla

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#1 posted 11-30-2016 07:14 PM

Pretty amaizing clock and scroll saw work is magnificant. It looks old with this choice of colours.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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DaleMaley

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#2 posted 12-01-2016 08:06 PM

Nice job carving the pieces!

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

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nonickswood

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#3 posted 12-01-2016 10:58 PM

This Beautiful! Your work is Very Nice!!

-- Nick, Virginia, http://www.etsy.com/shop/NONICKSWOOD

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