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Project by joebloggins posted 2391 days ago 1431 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

OH wanted to give her siblings something hand-made for Christmas. Sounded like a good idea except I had to do the hand-making. Poured over all my clock patterns and settled on this one. Made from oak and oak ply with mahogany, ash and maple for the accents.

-- Scrollsawing - a hobby for those who can't cut a straight line.





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Jamie

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#1 posted 2391 days ago

WOW.. and there are more than one… Amazing.. Can I have one? :)

-- Jamie, Kentucky

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joebloggins

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#2 posted 2391 days ago

All done from 1/4 and 1/8 inch stock. Making 5 wasn’t so bad as you can gang saw 4 of 5 pieces at a time.

-- Scrollsawing - a hobby for those who can't cut a straight line.

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#3 posted 2391 days ago

Beautiful work Joe , i love all the detail

-- John in Belgrave (Website) http://www.extremebirdhouse.com , http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=112698715866

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#4 posted 2391 days ago

Yes great clocks. i lot of work Even if you only have to do it twice.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#5 posted 2391 days ago

Amazing details. I need to practice my scroll work. Great clocks. What is the scale?

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke." www.flickr.com/photos/gizmodyne

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#6 posted 2391 days ago

Great clocks. That’s a lot of work no matter how you cut it. (pun intended)

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#7 posted 2391 days ago

You still must have a lot of hours invested there.

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#8 posted 2391 days ago

holy moly…
they are gorgeous and the way you did them, they all look different.

I had to laugh at the “let’s give them hand-made gifts this year”.... and you get to do the work hehehe love it.

Stunning work.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#9 posted 2391 days ago

Amazing work. How long did it take?.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#10 posted 2391 days ago

Beautiful clocks. You gotta love dem dere other halfs … ”let’s give something hand made, we’ll use your hands.” Too funny.

-- Working at Woodworking http://www.VillageLaneFurniture.com

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#11 posted 2390 days ago

Very impressive, great work.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service http://westcoastlands.net/Sawmill.html http://westcoastlands.net/SawBucks2/phpBB3 http://www.portablesawmill.info

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#12 posted 2389 days ago

Thanks for the comments and questions.. lets see if I can answer some of them.

Clocks are approx 17”h x 9”w and 4” deep. Hard to say how much time was involved because they were done over about 6 weeks, a little at a time. I made one just to see how it would look and then cut the others whenever I had a bit of spare time. Probably 8-10 hours each if they were cut individually, that’s just a guess.
OH just informed me this morning that I may have a couple of sales in the offing, if, as Bob Barker would say, “the price is right”. Not sure what they’re looking at but my guess is it’ll be somewhat less than my thoughts. Darn difficult to get people to realize how much work goes into scrolling and that it has to be worth something.

-- Scrollsawing - a hobby for those who can't cut a straight line.

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