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Various hardwoods. This clock was an experimental project to understand the clock mechanics and how the various hardwoods work together. Learned a lot and developed many jigs as a result.
-- Max the "night janitor" at www.hardwoodclocks.com
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#1 posted 12-23-2007 11:18 PM
Very nice work Max. Welcome to lumberjocks.
-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python
#2 posted 12-23-2007 11:19 PM
Thanks Grumpy. This site is a treasure trove!
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#3 posted 12-23-2007 11:36 PM
looks great max ! i think you need some help on your pic uploads though . unfortunately im not much help with that , happy holiday
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#4 posted 12-23-2007 11:44 PM
Beautiful work Max.
-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!
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#5 posted 12-24-2007 02:24 AM
Max, Welcome to LumberJocks. Both of those clocks are just greta looking.
-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)
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#6 posted 12-24-2007 02:54 AM
Wow. Great work, great clocks!
-- Still learning everything
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#7 posted 12-24-2007 03:01 AM
Max, Nice work . But I will stick to my whirly gigs .
As for office pics, Would you believe that the bunch I used to have work for me
fixed this up one day while I was away ! No I didn`t fire any one . Really were a great
-- Ageingwood - email@example.com No time , retired
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#8 posted 12-24-2007 05:14 AM
Nice looking work! Welcome to LJ!
-- Living on the square...
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#9 posted 12-24-2007 05:51 AM
And a big welcome from me too.
Just love your clock. I have seen a few of these creations, looks like a tough project to me…. Great work.
-- Brian, Ontario Canada,
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#10 posted 01-03-2008 03:52 PM
Great clock, definetely need a better set of pictures so we can see the great details. The M4 clock shows great so maybe repost these pictures.
-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware firstname.lastname@example.org †
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#11 posted 01-10-2008 02:42 PM
Truly a masterpiece in design and art and a working mechanical time piece. Congratulations on these projects.
Everyone seems to have a quote to there name and the one I like best and tell school kids about is:
“Never put a wishbone where your backbone ought to be”
-- Rich, Nevada,
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#12 posted 01-10-2008 03:06 PM
This is quite spectacular. Beatuifully executed. (Rich – I like your quote)
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#13 posted 01-14-2008 04:36 PM
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#14 posted 01-16-2008 09:48 AM
very cool clock. how long did it take to build? did you have plans and how well does it keep time?
#15 posted 01-17-2008 03:42 AM
Mike H, Thanks for your kind comments. M2 took 6 months to figure out a jig for every important cut (the gears) and about 1 month to do the cut, build, finish. I hand draw all of my own plans but, I am in the process of learning CAD and writing a book about how to build a similar clock (including the jigs I created). This M2 version runs +/-3 per day. Max
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