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Project by Walt M. posted 04-25-2010 02:47 PM 1347 views 7 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I found this picture of some clocks I made last year for my Dad and brothers as Christmas presents. They where pretty much my first project that became public. My Dad has since past on but he loved the clock. The interior is 1/4” Plexiglas and the frames are cherry,oak and birch the inlay on the one is also birch that was dyed black.

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#1 posted 04-25-2010 03:09 PM

These are very nice and it is a neat idea as well.

Are you able to cut plexiglass with a forstner bit or is there some other way you cut it?

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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Walt M.

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#2 posted 04-25-2010 03:18 PM

I used a hole saw and take it very easy the plexiglass tends to get hot, melt ,and glue itself to the hole saw I’m actually using a different style of hole saw which they call a circle cutter works a little better but you still have to take it slow
The frames where glued together with dowels. Even using dowel centers they where a pain to get just right. looking for a better method of doing that. As i would like to make these for sale at craft shows.

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#3 posted 04-25-2010 03:54 PM

Those came out really sharp Walt.

-- Retirement suits me fine !

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#4 posted 04-25-2010 04:10 PM

Very nice job on the floating clocks. that’s a great idea, I will have to make one for my self. sorry to hear of the pasting of your father, I bet he did love that clock.

-- Jeff, Missouri ,"Just because your not bleeding, dont mean your turning safely!"..............

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#5 posted 04-25-2010 04:16 PM

Nice work very cool clocks

-- Custom furniture

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#6 posted 04-25-2010 04:45 PM

I like them, that is a really neat idea.

-- Smitty!!!

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#7 posted 04-25-2010 05:01 PM

looks good

-- kosta Virginia Beach, VA

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#8 posted 04-25-2010 05:11 PM

Nice project…sorry to hear about your dad.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#9 posted 04-25-2010 08:55 PM

I like the proportions and design of the tallest clock the most . I’ll assume that is the one that you gave to your Dad : ) I’m sure he loved it !

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

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#10 posted 04-25-2010 09:44 PM

Those are great. the look like floating clocks. I may have to try one for the wife.

-- Couldn't think of anything clever. I LIKE WOOD

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#11 posted 04-26-2010 03:07 AM

I like this style of clock. Need to try one myself. Good job. My condolences for the loss of your father.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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Walt M.

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#12 posted 04-26-2010 04:12 PM

Thanks everyone, one thing he taught me was not to be critical of myself or my work.Well that’s hard for a perfectionist but I keep telling my self it’s just wood. You can buy more.

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#13 posted 06-30-2010 10:55 PM

Mann i sure love clocks, you did a great job.

PS I lived in NM for many years myself, sure do miss the food….

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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