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Project by Blackberry posted 11-29-2017 05:14 AM 590 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my new shop clock. It replaced a small and annoyingly loud plastic one. Not knocking the “go to” standard shop clock (the ten inch saw blade clock) I settled on this idea. The piece is larger than it may appear in the picture. In fact that’s why I placed a 10” blade was to help provide a reference to its size. The face frame is 17”x17” and the dial is 11 7/8”. The overall depth is five inches. The inspiration came from a clock hanging in a friends banquet hall. Mine is a bit different in that I hand cut dovetailed corners in the casework, the door frame is 3/8” proud of the box all the way around, and I slightly chamfered the inside and outside edges of the door. It has a French cleat and an optional keyhole for hanging…take your pick.
It’s made of quarter sawn red oak. Finished in Varathane kona stain. The antique oil clear coat was giving me trouble so I opted for varathane clear coat. I was going for an antique look, I hope it conveys that.





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woodbutcherbynight

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#1 posted 11-29-2017 02:05 PM

Nice big dial, beautiful cabinet. Looks great!

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#2 posted 11-29-2017 02:10 PM

Looks cool great job.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#3 posted 11-29-2017 02:25 PM

I really like this clock. Everyone needs a clock in the shop and this is a nice one.

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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fivecodys

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#4 posted 11-29-2017 04:53 PM

I really like this. I would like to build one for my shop.
I do have the 10” Craftsman saw blade clock a family member got me about 20 years ago.
Thank for the inspiration!

-- Chem, Central California

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drewpy

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#5 posted 11-30-2017 03:31 AM

This is a very handsome clock. You did a great job.

-- Drew -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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Ron Aylor

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#6 posted 11-30-2017 12:39 PM

Looks good. How about a photo with it hanging in its place of honor. Great looking oak!

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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Blackberry

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#7 posted 11-30-2017 08:00 PM



Looks good. How about a photo with it hanging in its place of honor. Great looking oak!

- Ron Aylor

Here you go Ron, and thanks everyone.

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Ron Aylor

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#8 posted 12-01-2017 11:32 AM


Looks good. How about a photo with it hanging in its place of honor. Great looking oak!

- Ron Aylor

Here you go Ron, and thanks everyone.

- Blackberry

Very nice … thanks! Nice looking clamp rack as well!

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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#9 posted 12-02-2017 03:40 AM

Nice clock. Looks great.

-- Evern49

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