Fluid Time

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Project by ProbablyLost posted 07-29-2010 09:44 PM 6436 views 24 times favorited 56 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Time as they say is fluid. You can’t stop it or control it, all you can do is measure it and try not to let it get away from you. When Martin proposed the challenge to “create a project that portrays fluidity and/or movement” I didn’t want to just portray it, I wanted to have actual fluid movement. This clock was made from various thicknesses of plywood cut with a scroll saw and a Dremel. It is not as quiet as a digital clock and it loses about 2 min. every 24 hours, much like myself. (I am not quiet and have lost a lot of hours working wood) There are 66 pieces in this clock and it took aprox. 80 hours to build. This is the first challenge I have entered, and appreciate any votes and/ or comments.

-- Chris

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#1 posted 07-29-2010 09:51 PM

holy s@%^ ! You must be swiss to build something that intricate. Call me impressed. great job!

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#2 posted 07-29-2010 10:03 PM

Amazing work very well done

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 07-29-2010 10:16 PM

I love those clocks just wish I had the skill to make one.
What a great job.

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#4 posted 07-29-2010 10:35 PM

TIC – TAC the clock goes round and round and nobody noticed except the woodworkers on L J

very well done
was the plans from Clayton Boyer on Hawaii

thank´s for sharing


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#5 posted 07-29-2010 10:43 PM

Beautiful clock Chirs. Excellent work.

-- - Eric Indianapolis, IN

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#6 posted 07-29-2010 10:43 PM

Thanks Dennis, the plans came from Scrollsaw magazine. I believe that Marc Tovar was the contributor

-- Chris

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#7 posted 07-29-2010 10:53 PM

Great looking clock!

-- Praise God in all things, especially the bad things because they make the best learning experiences.

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#8 posted 07-29-2010 10:54 PM

Great work.

The clock is really nice.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#9 posted 07-29-2010 10:58 PM

Great work!

-- Hold on! Let me get the board stretcher!

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#10 posted 07-30-2010 12:45 AM

Really cool. Is there a plan you followed?

-- “Once more unto the breach, dear friends...” Henry V - Act III, Scene I

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#11 posted 07-30-2010 01:01 AM

Great Job! I have an all wood clock in the making but have been stumped for a few months so have set it aside for awhile. I hope it will turn out half as nice as yours.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#12 posted 07-30-2010 01:49 AM

Uh…...Like WOW dude!

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#13 posted 07-30-2010 01:58 AM

Great clock. Did you design it also?

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#14 posted 07-30-2010 02:01 AM

That is awesome. I mean really awesome. I have a friend who repairs clocks, and he does woodwork. I will have to show him this. He will $h!t his pants.

-- Got Wood? --- Somewhere along the way the people in Washington forgot that they are there to represent the people, not to rule them.

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#15 posted 07-30-2010 03:58 AM

How cool, Well worth the time spent on it and I’m sure it will be treasured for years to come.

-- RStadler

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