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Project by HandsOgold posted 11-07-2007 07:29 PM 1274 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A neighbor saw me getting into wood clock making and asked if i could design her a clock for her grandson’s room. PS. He LOVES dinosaurs. The above item is the result. I had originally attempted to use marquetry techniques, but the lacewood veneer I attempted to make the body out of was too brittle a wood to stay together in small sections, so i used the frame as an overlay to create the body and inlayed the headpart, which held together reasonably well. Luckily the kevazingo appears to complement the lacewood. Luckily for her she did not commission this job by the hour, for the clock woud have been worth its weight in gold.

-- Dan

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#1 posted 11-07-2007 08:12 PM

Very cool!

A design suggestion… I think a dark wood or even black frame around the whole thing would really highlight it nicely.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 11-08-2007 02:13 AM

Dan A nice job. I think a border would help set it off some more.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#3 posted 11-08-2007 03:16 AM

I LOVE the name.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#4 posted 11-08-2007 04:46 AM

Cool dinosaur clock. My grandkids would love it !!

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#5 posted 11-08-2007 08:08 AM

Nice clock work Dan.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#6 posted 11-08-2007 03:47 PM

I like the idea of putting it in a frame. Nice project.

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..

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#7 posted 11-09-2007 05:10 PM

What is the brand of the clock works? ....FOSSIL??!!! Ha ha?!

Cool clock.

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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