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Contemporary Clock (TWW Inspired)

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Project by NewPickeringWdWrkr posted 04-28-2010 04:18 AM 1324 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Got invited to a birthday party with 2 weeks notice and thought what better than a Contemporary Clock as taught by Marc on TWW for a gift?

I still need to figure out a reliable way of making good mitres, first attempt at assembly revealed a gap that you could sail the USS Nimitz through. A little sanding … okay, a lot of sanding and planing and managed to get it together. Still needed to fill some gaps and did so with epoxy. I think it cleaned up nicely and I think it will be well received.

Thanks for looking. Feedback on making cleaner mitres is definately welcome.

Made from purpleheard and maple. Finish is 5 coats of wiping poly.

-- Mike - Antero's Urban Wood Designs http://anterosurbanwooddesigns.com





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NewPickeringWdWrkr

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#1 posted 04-28-2010 04:21 AM

As a side note, the I cut the mitres on my mitre saw, tilting the saw rather than swiveling it. I also used a stop block, but strangely, it still needed tweaking.

-- Mike - Antero's Urban Wood Designs http://anterosurbanwooddesigns.com

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Ken90712

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#2 posted 04-28-2010 10:32 AM

I use a shooting board most of the time or homemade jig alternating the miter ends to one side of the jig then the other end the other side of the jig to I know its a matching set. Nice Job….

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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A Slice of Wood Workshop

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#3 posted 04-28-2010 01:30 PM

Nice clock. I really like the design. Safe to assume the the clock face spins?

-- Tim- http://www.asliceofwoodworkshop.com; Twitter-@asliceofwood; Facebook-http://www.facebook.com/asliceofwood

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#4 posted 04-28-2010 02:38 PM

Cool looking clock, nice job.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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NewPickeringWdWrkr

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#5 posted 04-28-2010 02:49 PM

Ken – have never seen a 45 degree shooting board. Didn’t know there was such a monster.
Chuck – Yes, it spins and you can place the clock insert in any orientation.

I got the insert from Bear Woods Supply about 1/3rd the price of Lee Valley.

-- Mike - Antero's Urban Wood Designs http://anterosurbanwooddesigns.com

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#6 posted 04-28-2010 10:50 PM

Your link to Bear Woods doesn’t work…..nice clock design

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

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NewPickeringWdWrkr

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#7 posted 04-28-2010 11:52 PM

Ha!, that should have read:

I got the insert from Bear Woods Supply for about 1/3rd of the price of Lee Valley.

Instead, the link captured the ‘for’. Thanks Dusty

-- Mike - Antero's Urban Wood Designs http://anterosurbanwooddesigns.com

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#8 posted 04-29-2010 02:51 AM

Nice clock. I also seen Marc’s vid on this one. Good job.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#9 posted 04-30-2010 07:39 AM

Really cool. Yeah, I always wince a bit whenever I need to make miters. No matter what I do, they always seem to come out a bit off. Especially on the smaller projects. Wood filler and I have special relationship. I visit it a lot, but it’s our secret.

-- Entertainment for mere mortal woodworkers. http://www.WoodworkingForMereMortals.com

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