Dancing Clock

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Project by CarlR posted 06-05-2010 01:30 AM 3882 views 16 times favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello. I saw this project in a recent issue of Wood magazine and thought it would be a nice gift for our 4 year old granddaughter.
The plans also gave information on where to order the hardware (Meislers). It arrived this afternoon so I got to finish before supper.
The plans suggested using pine and that suggestion I probably should have followed!
I had some rough sawn hickory and decided to use it. Not a good idea with all the curves and tight places to sand.
Hickory has to be the closest wood there is to cast iron!
It was a fun project though and turned out well.

-- Carl R Mesaros

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#1 posted 06-05-2010 01:54 AM

I saw that in Wood and thought it looked so fun! I actually think yours turned out better.

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#2 posted 06-05-2010 02:14 AM

That looks great, I am sure it will be appreciated. What issue of WoodMagazine was this plan in?

-- Grant...."GO BUCKEYES"

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#3 posted 06-05-2010 02:28 AM

Those clocks are fun and cool I bet lots of folks would love having one.

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#4 posted 06-05-2010 02:35 AM

Thanks for sharing. I’ve been looking at it for a gift for a Christmas banquet. Nothing like planning ahead.

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#5 posted 06-05-2010 02:44 AM

Carl: THAT! Is a VERY Cool Clock! Might have to try one of those!! Thanks for the Advice. I’ll use Pine.


-- Deodorant is like Common Sense. Those who need it the most, never use it.

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#6 posted 06-05-2010 02:46 AM

I saw this and didn’t realize it was your project at first. This looks really good Carl.

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#7 posted 06-05-2010 03:00 AM

Great looking clock. Very nicely done. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

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#8 posted 06-05-2010 03:19 AM

I saw this in the recent issue – nice job!

-- bluesmarky..........................................."If you're here & I'm here, doesn't that make it our time?"

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#9 posted 06-05-2010 03:22 AM

when everything in the shop decided NOT to go my way today, this actually made me smile.
It is a wonderful piece. I am sure your granddaughter will love it and treasure it.

-- Theresa,

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#10 posted 06-05-2010 03:24 AM

Great looking clock. Its on my list to build soon.

-- Dennis Trenton Ohio And life is worth the living just because He lives!

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#11 posted 06-05-2010 04:20 AM

Hello CarlR I to get wood magazine and thought this would be a fun piece to build. But right now in the middle of a other project. I was rolling around in my head maple and walnut to build this project. I’m not to sure how to go about it for me sometimes I just let the eye take over and if it pleased then I go with it . When I build it I will post some pictures. I think that your piece came out great and wood choice was a good one it will last your granddaughter life time and when she all grow up and has kids of her own she can say my grandfather built this and gave it to me. She might even hand down to them so the extra hard work sanding it will pay off thanks for share.

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#12 posted 06-05-2010 04:29 AM

I was thinking of building one of those when I saw it now that I have seen you’rs I know I’m going to….......Schloemoe…...........Isn’t Wood Mag. great?............

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#13 posted 06-05-2010 05:05 AM

What a cute and fun project! I was just reading about how hard hickory is. We just got some and haven’t used it yet. YIKES! :) Great job though. I am sure they will LOVE the clock and it will be treasured a long, long time!


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#14 posted 06-05-2010 05:25 AM

i believe it was the latest issue

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#15 posted 06-05-2010 05:48 AM

That is a cool clock ;-)

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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