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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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richgreer

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#1 posted 1455 days ago

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 1455 days ago

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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Woodwrecker

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#3 posted 1455 days ago

Those came out really sharp Walt.

-- Three Rules of Work: Out of clutter find simplicity; From discord find harmony; In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. Albert Einstein

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4woodturning

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#4 posted 1455 days ago

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!"..............http://www.4woodturning.com

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a1Jim

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#5 posted 1455 days ago

Nice work very cool clocks

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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woodsmithshop

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#6 posted 1455 days ago

I like them, that is a really neat idea.

-- Smitty!!!

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kosta

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#7 posted 1455 days ago

looks good

-- kosta Virginia Beach, VA http://www.kostasworkshop.blogspot.com/

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#8 posted 1455 days ago

Nice project…sorry to hear about your dad.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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Dusty56

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#9 posted 1455 days ago

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 !

-- When you arrive at my front door, please knock softly but firmly. I like soft , firm, knockers : )

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dozuki

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#10 posted 1455 days ago

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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donjoe

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#11 posted 1454 days ago

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 1454 days ago

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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mcoyfrog

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#13 posted 1389 days ago

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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