dancing clock

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Project by darrensaathoff posted 05-30-2011 06:14 PM 1930 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I saw this in Wood magazine and wanted to make it for my son’s birthday. I made it out of oak. It was alot of fun to make – just alot of sanding. It really made me want a spindle sander. It would of saved me alot of time. I had a drum sander kit for my drill press but they were too short so it took some extra time to finish. I used a hvlp spray gun to put a coat of sherwood laquer base vinyl sealer and 2 coats of laquer semi gloss sanding with 320 grit between each coat. I hope you like it .

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#1 posted 05-30-2011 06:28 PM

Awsome! My kids would love something like this! That is if I could keep it from my wife! LOL, Great work!

-- Brett --- HOLY MOLY!

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#2 posted 05-30-2011 07:05 PM

Very cute! I wonder if you made both feet curved he’d sway from the pendulum motion? Hmmm…

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#3 posted 05-30-2011 07:09 PM

great job, I think these clocks are so cool. I need to make one for my daughter.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#4 posted 05-30-2011 07:15 PM

Nice work, this always makes me smile. When i saw this in Wood Magazine I smiled at as well. Very Well done. I’m sure he loves it!

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

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#5 posted 05-30-2011 08:45 PM

nicely made and finished just love the look of oak

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#6 posted 05-30-2011 11:21 PM

Neat clock! I saw them Wood magazine. I t is a “happy” project!! Thanks for sharing….Jim

Once you get a spindle sander, you’ll wonder how you ever did without it. They are so handy!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#7 posted 05-31-2011 02:37 AM

Really nice clock!

Did you have any difficulty getting the pendulum from hitting the sides?


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#8 posted 05-31-2011 04:28 AM

Thanks for all of the comments. My son really loves his new clock. The movement took a little playing with to get it adjusted.

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#9 posted 05-31-2011 02:08 PM

Very funny watch.: O) It seems from the cartoon, right?
Thank you, beautiful.

-- Elhan, Azerbaijan

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