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Project by Daiku posted 1471 days ago 2828 views 23 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This clock is my latest project. The second picture is the inspiration. The tricky part was cutting the through mortises into the dowel rods then making them all line up. But my Oh sh*t moment came when I realized that I couldn’t fit the clock part into my mortising machine. Ended up cutting them by hand (which was a first for me). It turned out to be a good experience and not as tough as I thought it would be. The top and base are mahogany, dowels and clock frame are walnut and the square rods (tenons) and clock face cover are cherry and the clock face is maple.

-- Cal Noguchi





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sras

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#1 posted 1471 days ago

Your design skills are top notch! Wonderfull scale and proportion!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#2 posted 1471 days ago

Great job, beautiful work.

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fineamerican

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#3 posted 1471 days ago

Cal-
Your work moves again! Tell me a little about the second picture when you get a chance, either here on LJ or my email info@thomaswoodworker.com
Nice work on the hand joinery for sure. Its true and I thnk you have found this out already but what the Masters write about the tools being extensions of your hands, and some holding shrines to display the gratitiude toward a set of wooden bench planes, home made marking knives, chisils and such, These simple tools provide us atleast the vehicle of the journey of what life ahae, i may have wandered off but great clock be john

-- John A. Thomas, South Carolina, www.thomaswoodworker.com

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#4 posted 1471 days ago

how did you finish it? with a spray?

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#5 posted 1471 days ago

Here you go, John:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Itsukushima_Shrine

It’s one of the most famous views of Japan, 20’ South of Hiroshima, in (the island of) Miyajima.

Jojo

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ND2ELK

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#6 posted 1471 days ago

Beautiful piece as always. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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renaissance_guy

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#7 posted 1471 days ago

Very, very nice design and workmanship.

You could have cut those mortises into square stock and then used a lathe to turn the square stock into round stock.

-- Life is about experiences. http://www.laughton.com/paul/paul.html

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Ken90712

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#8 posted 1471 days ago

This very cool, love the clock and Pic thx for sharing!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#9 posted 1471 days ago

Another cool clock. I like the different woods together and the mortises.

-- I'm a Fungi --

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ratchet

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#10 posted 1471 days ago

Fine work and execution! Highly inspiring.
Thank you for sharing your project with us.

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Daiku

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#11 posted 1471 days ago

To answer a few of these questions; Photo – Jojo is correct, the torii is just off the island of Miyajima (hence the name) and I took this picture 2 years ago during my first and only visit to Japan

Finish (dakremer) – I used a wipe on poly and did most of the finishing prior to assembly. I’ve found this to be a much easier process when sanding in between coats

lathe (renaissance_guy) – The only problem with using a lathe on the pegs is, I don’t have one….yet! A lathe has been on my wish list for some time now.

Thanks for all the compliments, this site is sure good for the ego :-)

-- Cal Noguchi

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gul

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#12 posted 1471 days ago

I love it. It’s really nice.

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Jonathan

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#13 posted 1471 days ago

Cal,

Another great piece you’ve designed and executed here. This is really top notch and inspirational.

Glad you were able to learn a new skill here on the mortises. Did you at least drill them first, then chisel them out?

Your wood choices and placement is also fantastic. Not shocking, but has more of a complimentary flow to it.

Did you burn the numbers in?

Great job from start, to finish!

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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WoodenFrog

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#14 posted 1471 days ago

Very Very Nice Clock! I love it!
Great work and thanks for sharing.

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd

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#15 posted 1471 days ago

I really enjoy your work this is a wonderful clock . A great design.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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