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Project by BburgBoy posted 08-08-2017 01:27 AM 562 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Putting the new workbench to good use making some clocks for Christmas gifts. Oak and Walnut. Learning precision joinery on this project.

-- Larry, SW Virginia





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Mean_Dean

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#1 posted 08-08-2017 02:22 AM

Very nice looking clock—I like that oak/walnut wood combo!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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Rich

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#2 posted 08-08-2017 04:20 AM

Nice, clean miter joints. Getting that right is 3/4 of the battle. You got consistent radius and spacing on the hour markers, too. If I could offer any advice, it would be that it’s too small for the length of the hands, and the grain on the 7 and 8 o’clock side doesn’t match the other three. Easy stuff to fix though, so I think you’ll have some lucky folks on your gift list.

-- No matter how much you push the envelope, it'll still be stationery.

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splintergroup

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#3 posted 08-08-2017 01:00 PM

Clocks are a great skill builder and very addictive with the endless possibilities. You are off to a great start with a fine piece.

As to RichTaylor’s comment on the hand length, I usually buy the hands with the straight profile just so it is easy to trim them to length with a pair of wire cutters.

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BburgBoy

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#4 posted 08-08-2017 03:08 PM

Thanks much for comments from RichTaylor and splintergroup. The exercise began mostly as a learning project to see whether I could do it. The wood was 30+ year old stuff I inherited from my father. So, yes in the future rather than just using wood lying around, I need to pay more attention to traits like grain matching and aesthetics like clock arms. Thanks to all of you for your instructive comments.

-- Larry, SW Virginia

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helluvawreck

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#5 posted 08-08-2017 03:34 PM

This is very nice clock and I like the design.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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