"Orasan" circa-2004

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This is a clock frame I did in 2004. The clock mechanism is by Hermle. I bought the whole thing, Dismantled the case and made a new one. I love the sleek lines of the carcase and splayed the legs a bit so it won’t topple over. Unfortunately, this was the only photo I took of it before it was shipped out. The case is made from Narra and is sealed with glass at the rear side. The frame of the door is in Saplungan while the legs are yakal. The handle is ebony ad the stretchers for the legs are made from Ironwood. The crown is from Molave and Ipil. I still hope to get my hands on another one of this clocks and design another frame around it. Hopefully this time…I get to keep it! :)

-- Benji Reyes, Antipolo, Philippines,

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#1 posted 1226 days ago

That is a very interesting clock, Benji. Is that a glass back as well? My maternal grand father was a watch maker, not to be confused with a repairman. When He went to Elgin watch college around the first world war, he had to make a working clock from scratch. Gears and all. If he were alive today, I know he would have talked about this for at least a year to everyone that came into his shop.
Beautiful work of art.

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Joe Lyddon

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#2 posted 1226 days ago

COOL mysterious clock…

Very NICE!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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Julio Alonso Diaz

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#3 posted 1226 days ago

nice work

-- El hombre que amo la madera.

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#4 posted 1226 days ago

Very cool clock Benji. You have some great design concepts! I like the lines.

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

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#5 posted 1226 days ago

excellent design clock

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - --

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#6 posted 1226 days ago

Stunning, very interesting. I take it that this particular clock type is hard to come by.

--, Making design and application one. †

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#7 posted 1226 days ago

Hi Benii. more great design and build work. I especially love the base with those gracefully curve legs.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#8 posted 1226 days ago

A great design. I love the colors and design.

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

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#9 posted 1226 days ago

Another wonderful piece Benji! The glass back, legs, slender case and even the handle all show off your skills!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#10 posted 1226 days ago

Something old with a new twist. Very creative and with so much grace. You have a fine sense of balance and style.

Great work.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees.

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#11 posted 1226 days ago


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#12 posted 1214 days ago

Great design !!!
And I’m asking your permision to use part of it…, the unique leg design just what I’m looking for. I’m making a ‘compact table for my daughter, and I’ve been searching for such a unique design for the leg.

Many thanks,and regards from Indonesia,

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Benji Reyes

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#13 posted 1214 days ago

Sure Mich. Appreciate you asking. Good luck on your table build for your daughter. I’m sure she’ll treasure it.

-- Benji Reyes, Antipolo, Philippines,

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#14 posted 1214 days ago

Many thanks Benji… really appreciate it!!!

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#15 posted 1178 days ago

I’m also two months behind! I didn’t open this until I had a chance to admire your work and I knew I would be in for a treat. What I love the most about this piece is the lovely balance of the positive and negative space. The anthropomorphic elements make me smile. Thank you my friend for another inspiring piece of work.

-- cathyb, Hawaii,

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