UPDATE: Little Ben

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Project by Cozmo35 posted 04-26-2010 01:10 AM 2752 views 5 times favorited 34 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been working on this clock since last summer. When the weather got cold, I took a break until about 2 months ago. It has 76 pieces. I am not sure how many cuts there are in it unless “A LOT” is a number. I can tell you that the center piece with the angel on the front has 279 cuts including the “T” that I added for my Family’s last name. It is made totally of poplar an finished in 4 coats of poly. There are subtle variations from the original design that I incorporated just to make it mine. Like everything else that you build, you will always know the small flaws. Hopefully you are the only one that knows. I made some mistakes along the way and refused to cut corners. I knew that anytime I looked at it, those corners would be staring back at me and mocking me. I broke one of the larger pieces and my wife said, “Why don’t you just glue it, no one will ever know?” I told her “I would!” I am planning on entering it in our local scroll saw club’s (DFW Scrollers) annual picnic in July. Wish me luck!

UPDATE! Well, I entered the DFW Scrollers contest and won 2nd place. I figured that is fairly good for someone who has only been scrolling for 2 years. But,...I am really happy to have even placed! I beat out some REALLY NICE pieces! WOW! It has been a GREAT weekend!!!

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

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#1 posted 04-26-2010 02:01 AM

Wow! Where did you get the plans? Did you have to resaw the poplar?

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#2 posted 04-26-2010 02:14 AM

It is a “Berry Basket” plan and yes I did.

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

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#3 posted 04-26-2010 04:37 AM

Very nice work. Like the pattern! Well done, and I like the personalization that you did….Always nice to have a pattern to go off of, but the small touches are what make them our own.

-- Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished. --Lao Tzu

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#4 posted 04-26-2010 05:04 AM

Sure out of my class! Very nice to the eye.

-- John at Sugarloft Mountain........Don't argue with an idiot; people watching may not be able to tell the difference.

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#5 posted 04-26-2010 05:32 AM

Wow, wow, wow, Awesome it is fantastic. One day i will get back into scroll sawing i did some years back. I have a scroll saw now. However i need a better on mine vibrates a whole lot. Marvelous job.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#6 posted 04-26-2010 07:58 AM

lovely. I think you will need good luck in just transporting the clock anywhere. I wouldn’t trust myself just in case I slipped! I will have to look into the plan myself.
thanks for sharing

-- Theresa,

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#7 posted 04-26-2010 03:26 PM

This is incredible. I’m starting to realise there are a whole lot of very talented people in this group. Patient too. I can’t hope to compete with the patience. I think the longest project I have undertaken was over three weeks. Cozmo this really is something to be proud of. Thank you for sharing.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#8 posted 04-26-2010 04:42 PM

good job Cozmo!

-- dumpster diver delux

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#9 posted 04-26-2010 05:38 PM

Very good job,cozmo. Keep up the good work.

-- Chuck, wiswood2

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#10 posted 04-27-2010 02:23 AM

From one scroller to another. OUTSTANDING! Thanks for sharing. Almost makes me want to take on another detailed project…......NOT. I really like the light feeling of the poplar. Your cutting looks spot on.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#11 posted 04-27-2010 02:47 PM

A wonderful piece and beautiful work Cozmo. I agree that you have to please yourself first and foremost. Good luck with your entry. It looks like a winner to me!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#12 posted 05-05-2010 03:15 AM

A work of art. Very nice work.

-- lejeune,Québec

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#13 posted 06-13-2010 09:08 PM

Oh my gosh. Wow. There is so much detail here, it’s amazing.

-- Janice

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#14 posted 06-13-2010 09:47 PM

Amazing work

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#15 posted 06-13-2010 10:24 PM

Outstanding work! You have an incredible amount of skill and patience.
Congratulations on your win!

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