|Project by lew||posted 06-11-2010 05:30 PM||4115 views||3 times favorited||21 comments|
The other day, CarlR posted the dancing clock from Wood Magazine.
I had ordered the parts to make one for the little girl who lives next door. When the parts arrived, they included information about another version, of the clock, which was shaped like a little girl. Back to the drawing board! It was pretty easy to modify the plans from the magazine to match the information from the clock kit.
This clock is made from pine scraps I had lying around. The back is made form a piece of lauan. I intentionally didn’t use a sealer on the pine before I stained it. I wanted the end grain and edges to pick up some more color to provide an additional visual effect . The stain is Minwax Golden Oak and finished off with three coats of water based poly.
The only thing I had difficulty with was the pendulum swing. I may have modified the pattern a little too much during the transition. It seems I ended up with the clock sitting slightly off center so that the pendulum swing wasn’t quite centered in the opening. This was remedied by slightly rotating the clock motor to “limit” the arc of the swing.
Mimi said we will give it to her at Christmas—I don’t know if I can wait that long!!
Thanks for looking and, as always, comments and suggestions are certainly welcome.
-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.