|Project by Cozmo35||posted 04-26-2010 01:10 AM||2396 views||5 times favorited||34 comments|
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