Black Forest Clocks

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Project by joebloggins posted 01-07-2008 04:59 AM 2557 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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#1 posted 01-07-2008 05:03 AM

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

-- Jamie, Kentucky

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#2 posted 01-07-2008 05:25 AM

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 01-07-2008 05:38 AM

Beautiful work Joe , i love all the detail

-- John in Belgrave (Website) ,

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#4 posted 01-07-2008 06:23 AM

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 soon moving to Virginia †

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#5 posted 01-07-2008 07:19 AM

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."

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#6 posted 01-07-2008 08:53 AM

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 01-07-2008 11:37 AM

You still must have a lot of hours invested there.

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#8 posted 01-07-2008 12:15 PM

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 (

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#9 posted 01-07-2008 12:24 PM

Amazing work. How long did it take?.

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

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#10 posted 01-07-2008 12:56 PM

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

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#11 posted 01-07-2008 07:17 PM

Very impressive, great work.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service

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#12 posted 01-08-2008 06:29 PM

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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