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Project by Woodenwizard posted 1227 days ago 2642 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a clock that I made for my executive assistant at work. She is retiring after 23 years. I have made several of these and they are always a favorite. The clock is about 36” tall, 11” wide and 6” deap. it is made of Walnut and Oak. I finished it with a coat of lemon oil and then three coats of Deft lacquer.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)





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bobasaurus

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#1 posted 1227 days ago

Looks great. Solid stock walnut and oak, or some kind of ply?

-- Allen, Colorado

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Woodenwizard

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#2 posted 1227 days ago

Tanks Bobasaurus. It is made from solid stock 1/4” think. The Oak face is 1/8”

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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mainwoodworks

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#3 posted 1227 days ago

That really looks great. Is it a chime clock? My wife told me if I made one that would chime I would not be allowed to bring it in the house. LOL

-- Measure twice, cut once, and hope for the best.

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Woodenwizard

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#4 posted 1227 days ago

Mainwoodworks- No it is not a chime clock. My wife says the same thing about chime clocks.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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Max

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#5 posted 1227 days ago

John,

As always, beautiful work and craftsmanship. You have much more patience that I do. I am sure your executive assistant will be more than thrilled to receive this and cherish it.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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shipwright

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#6 posted 1227 days ago

Very nice. I wish I had that kind of patience.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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William

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#7 posted 1227 days ago

Very nice. Is this your own design, or did you purchase it? Either way, if you like building fretwork clocks (I do), Wildwood Designs some great designs. That’s where I get most of mine. The Art Factory has some nice ones.

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/

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Roz

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#8 posted 1227 days ago

WOW! I am a clock nut. I really like yours. It must require a lot of patients, which I am short on. Great!

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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sras

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#9 posted 1227 days ago

Beautiful clock! I like your color choices – turned out great!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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Woodenwizard

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#10 posted 1227 days ago

Thanks Max! Hope all is well.

Paul and Roz – Thanks, not a lot of patience on this one only have about 8 hours of scroll work. Actually this is fairly simple compared to some of the other fretwork on LJ.

William – Thanks for the compliment. No this is not my pattern. I got this one from The Art Factory several years ago. I have made some clocks from Wildwood also.

Thanks Steve – Checked some of your posts. You do awesome work. Love your sled

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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terrilynne

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#11 posted 1193 days ago

Very nice clock! I have to hand it to you, Scroll work is so tedious to me. I just finished cutting out a welsh love spoon with celtic knots Boy was I glad when I got to the last cut out! I can’t imagine doing a large project.

-- Terri, Rocky Mountain High Colorado!

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Woodenwizard

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#12 posted 1193 days ago

Thanks terrilynne! Funny, I would say the same thing about your intarsia. I would still love to get together and share secrets sometime. Maybe this summer after things slow down a bit. It seems that work keeps getting in the way of my fun.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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