scrolled clock, mirror & letter opener

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Project by TJ65 posted 03-26-2010 11:32 AM 2578 views 1 time favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These have recently been completed. The mirror was a pattern from a wood and crafts magazine recently as was the letter opener. The clock however I cant recall where I got the pattern from.

The thickness of the wood, which I believe to be rosewood, is pretty thin at 10mm. So I decided to stack cut them. I used a crown tooth blade as that gave a smooth cut inside so I didn’t have to worry about sanding. It might have been a #7.
The actual cutting didn’t take all that long as I remember but I did have one mistake I made. The blade was slightly at an angle and as I stack cut the wood the bottom piece (which turned out to be this one) had very thin cuts indeed. But thankfully none cut right through- so it added to the project!

I love wood, sometimes you make a mistake and it turns out better !

-- Theresa,

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#1 posted 03-26-2010 12:29 PM

Nice looking pieces. Very nicely done.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#2 posted 03-26-2010 01:27 PM

Some beautiful scrollsawing Theresa. Three great pieces but the clock is something else. How long would this take, and how do you control the blade for these fine cuts? I would like to try scrollsawing but would be in the dull class.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#3 posted 03-26-2010 02:24 PM

Impressive work Theresa, absolutely love the clock. What blades did you use for the project?


-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.

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#4 posted 03-26-2010 02:55 PM

a lot of scroll working with a lot of patience
niice pieces all of them
but my favorit is the knife I like it

thank´s for sharing it with us Theresa


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#5 posted 03-26-2010 03:11 PM

Very nice!!

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#6 posted 03-26-2010 04:37 PM

Wow, if you sneeze, it could break into a hundred pieces. Very impressive.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#7 posted 03-26-2010 05:02 PM

Theresa all the three pieces of scrollwork are breathtaking. How patiently you must have done it! What was the thickness of the wood? Waiting for many more nice progects from you on scrolling.


-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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#8 posted 03-26-2010 07:52 PM

Wonderful clock and other pieces too Theresa. The scroll work is outstanding. I liked that the hands match the style so well. Great details!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#9 posted 03-26-2010 08:45 PM

Nicely done

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#10 posted 03-27-2010 01:37 AM

Very very nice.

-- lejeune,Québec

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#11 posted 03-27-2010 02:18 AM

Beautiful work on these clocks. Well done.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#12 posted 03-28-2010 10:59 AM

I am pleased you all liked the clock as it was my favorite as well. It just turned out so well and with the gold hands it really made it look special. To make it even better it actually works!!!!

-- Theresa,

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#13 posted 04-03-2010 02:45 PM

It’s a beautiful clock. Seeing all these intricate scroll work reminds me of why I sold my scroll saw! God bless you for having the patience for this. This really turned out beautifully.

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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#14 posted 04-04-2010 01:15 AM

Wow, gorgeous work! You must have the patience of a saint. It’s so intricate and beautifully done. Thanks for posting.

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

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#15 posted 09-27-2010 07:55 PM

That is soo nice. :)

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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