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Project by DaleMaley posted 12-14-2016 10:33 PM 1012 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The July 2011 issue of Wood Magazine has a 2-page pattern for a criss-cross clock. The same plan and clock movement can be purchased here.

Why is it when the plans say it is a simple project, it is never simple?

The plans call for using a standard birch 5/8” birch dowel for the 4 color accents. When I got done, my birch dowel gave almost no color contrast to the cherry main clock piece. The strips are walnut.

So, I carefully chiseled out the birch dowels, and replaced them with 4 small pieces of yellow heart wood. I like this color contrast much better. Red padauk would work well also.

I also learned that carbide router bits do finally go dull, and should be replaced when dull. I was routing the center 3-1/8” hole using a pattern with a worn out flush trim router bit. The dull bit hit the end grain, and really kicked the clock body against my hand. No injury thank goodness. I threw that bit away and bought a new one.

You can see my Trials & Tribulations on my woodworking web site.

Thanks

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





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Mean_Dean

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#1 posted 12-14-2016 11:50 PM

Well, despite all the mayhem in its construction, this is a fine looking clock!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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DaleMaley

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#2 posted 12-15-2016 02:27 AM



Well, despite all the mayhem in its construction, this is a fine looking clock!

- Mean_Dean


Thanks

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

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woodbutcherbynight

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#3 posted 12-15-2016 03:20 AM

Looks great!!!

Nothing I have ever made goes as I have planned it before I walked into the shop. Drawn out, worked out on the laptop, makes no difference Murphy always shows up…. LOL

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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pmayer

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#4 posted 12-15-2016 07:50 PM

I really like the look of this clock; nice work.

On another note, Wood Magazine might not appreciate that you posted their full copyrighted plan on your web site.

-- PaulMayer, http://www.vernswoodgoods.com

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DaleMaley

345 posts in 1959 days


#5 posted 12-15-2016 08:02 PM

Thanks

Good point on the copyright, I took the 2nd page down…...so only intro to the article page is left.


I really like the look of this clock; nice work.

On another note, Wood Magazine might not appreciate that you posted their full copyrighted plan on your web site.

- pmayer


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

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helluvawreck

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#6 posted 12-15-2016 10:38 PM

This is a good looking clock. You really did a great job on this project.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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