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Project by Gord Graff posted 09-30-2007 02:54 PM 2207 views 4 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Hi All,

Like most woodworkers, I drawn to traditional projects like this curly maple wall clock that now hangs in my kitchen. It’s a simple design but I got real lucky when I found the material completely by accident when shopping for some wormy maple.

All the best
Gord

-- Informing & Inspiring Today’s Woodworkers: http://www.gordgraff.com





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MsDebbieP

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#1 posted 09-30-2007 03:13 PM

beautiful time piece that will last throughout time and be loved by all who gaze at it.
Nice wood!!!!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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slaphitter

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#2 posted 09-30-2007 03:43 PM

That is simply stinking magnificent. Good grief. Just fabulous.

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Dorje

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#3 posted 09-30-2007 04:58 PM

You picked some gorgeous wood to build this clock out of! Nice Work!

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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Brad_Nailor

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#4 posted 09-30-2007 05:07 PM

Really nice! That figured wood looks awesome. I love maple and that is some killer maple. Great traditional design of the piece, and great exectution!

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CharlieM1958

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#5 posted 09-30-2007 07:26 PM

Awesome!

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

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Don

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#6 posted 10-01-2007 12:30 AM

More pictures – more description, please.

Love it!

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://www.dpb-photos.com/

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Greg Mitchell

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#7 posted 10-01-2007 12:38 AM

Beautiful clock Gord. The wood looks wonderful!

-- Greg Mitchell--Lowell, AR--gdamitchell@sbcglobal.net

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mot

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#8 posted 10-01-2007 12:52 AM

Wow! I’m not usually a fan of that much figured wood, however, you have made me rethink my position.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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snowdog

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#9 posted 10-01-2007 01:42 PM

I like maple and the clock looks great but it is to much maple for my eye. I was hesitating giving slightly negative comment but thought hard on it before posting. I am not by any stretch an authority on wood or art, again in my humble (very humble) opinion maybe a little contrasting wood might have helped accent the wonderful lines and great looking maple.

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..

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Jon3

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#10 posted 10-01-2007 05:15 PM

That is some amazingly figured maple!

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Thos. Angle

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#11 posted 10-01-2007 07:48 PM

There’s one thing about curly maple; it just gets better lookling as time goes on. 200 years from now this clock will just look better and we hope, still keep excellent time.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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cajunpen

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#12 posted 10-01-2007 09:04 PM

Great looking clock. Thomas, I agree with you – the maple will probably look even better in 200 years. I will be more than happy to post pictures when the time comes :-))

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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Karson

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#13 posted 10-01-2007 10:03 PM

It’s a great looking clock. Nice job on the construction.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Gord Graff

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#14 posted 10-01-2007 11:41 PM

”I like maple and the clock looks great but it is to much maple for my eye. I was hesitating giving slightly negative comment but thought hard on it before posting”...............snowdog

Hi snowdog,

Honesty will get you a long way with me and I like your honesty.
I’m not offended in any way, shape or form and happy to see that you said what was on your mind.

I thank each and everyone one of you for your comments and if we as woodworkers can’t tell one another what we think of a piece…................................................ then I think I’ll take up knitting.

All the best
Gord

-- Informing & Inspiring Today’s Woodworkers: http://www.gordgraff.com

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Dan'um Style

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#15 posted 11-25-2007 12:57 AM

clock is very nice. material was a lucky find ! what finish did you use ?

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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