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Project by jksmith69 posted 06-16-2011 09:00 PM 2056 views 4 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just finished this clock about a week ago. The wood primarily is from used wine cases so I’m not sure what it is. The long vertical piece is poplar. This is my first project with my router table that I just got, it worked out pretty good I think. What do you think?

-- "Give me wood..... And I will play with it!"





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#1 posted 06-16-2011 09:11 PM

Very creative.

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#2 posted 06-16-2011 09:12 PM

Looks good! Very neat design.

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#3 posted 06-16-2011 09:15 PM

Very nice.
Where are you getting your clock parts from? I like the hands.
I’m getting ready to start a new clock project. I found out that my local source for clock movements have quit carrying them. I checked online but it is cost prohivitive to ordering just a clock movement because of shipping. So I wound up getting an insert from Fred’s Dollar Store. It’s a cheap clock that I bought just to get the movement out of.

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

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#4 posted 06-16-2011 09:27 PM

I got that movement from Michael’s Crafts.

-- "Give me wood..... And I will play with it!"

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#5 posted 06-16-2011 09:41 PM

Welcome to LJ! Nice grains in the design. How do you replace the batteries?

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#6 posted 06-16-2011 09:45 PM

Thank you. There’s a Michaels in Jackson, MS (about 30-40 miles away from me). Next time I decide to head that way (usually to go to the Harbor Freight over there) I’ll stop in and see what they have to offer there. For some reason, I hadn’t thought about Michaels.

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

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#7 posted 06-16-2011 09:51 PM

The nice thing about Michaels is that the always have 40% off coupons, helps a little. The back is open to change the battery, it’s flush on the back against the wall.

-- "Give me wood..... And I will play with it!"

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#8 posted 06-16-2011 10:34 PM

Great recycle of wine boxes – neat project.

Tom

-- “I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.” Pablo Picasso

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#9 posted 06-16-2011 11:02 PM

That is really cool. I really like the design.

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#10 posted 06-17-2011 04:20 PM

www.klockit.com has an array of clock movements and styles. I’ve never had any problems dealing with them and their products work just fine.

-- I did measure it twice, it's still too short.

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#11 posted 06-17-2011 05:03 PM

Thanks, I’ll have to check Klockit out. I usually like instant gratification of buying it in a store, but I can get over that.

-- "Give me wood..... And I will play with it!"

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#12 posted 06-17-2011 05:13 PM

I like it! Welcome to LJ’s.

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#13 posted 06-17-2011 05:24 PM

I think it came out great.
Thanks for sharing

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#14 posted 06-17-2011 11:14 PM

My problem with ordering clock parts off the internet is that when I decide to do a clock, it never seems to coincide with when I’m ordering other stuff, and ordering just parts for one clock makes higher price than what I wish to pay by the time you tack on shipping. I’ve been told often by different people to just order several or order ahead. That is the other problem. There are so many styles and types to choose from that I never know what I want until I start a project. We used to have a local craft store. They shut down and now the only place locally to get any kind of craft items is Wal-Mart, and that is spotty since they cut out most of their craft section. There are several local stores that have names that indicate craft supplies. They’re deceiving though. Unless you’re talking about sewing or knitting, they are not craft stores.

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

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#15 posted 06-18-2011 02:47 PM

Nicely done, welcome to LJs!

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