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Project by blockhead posted 07-15-2011 02:02 AM 1465 views 3 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife asked if I would make her co-worker a gift for her 30 years of service to her work. Her co-worker has been partial to the clocks I’ve made in the past, so this is what I came up with. I wanted something a little different than my previous one’s and it ended up a lot different. Not sure if that’s good or bad, but she loved it and that’s what matters.

The main body is made of spalted maple and the legs are maple sandwiched between some figured Walnut that a co-worker was nice enough to give me. The base is quartersawn Lacewood. Her last name begins with “E” so I made that using some Purpleheart and Blackwood plugs. I think the most difficult part was shaping the two legs to be symmetrical, or close to it anyway.

Its been awhile since I’ve been able to post anything and glad to be back. Hopefully things will slow down a bit so I can get some shop time. I apologize for the quality of the photos, was in a rush. Thanks for looking and any and all comments/critiques are welcome. Thanks again…

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.





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degoose

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#1 posted 07-15-2011 02:31 AM

Totally out there…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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Beginningwoodworker

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#2 posted 07-15-2011 02:36 AM

Nice looking clock.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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LittlePaw

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#3 posted 07-15-2011 03:08 AM

Wow, I see a stylized zero turn clock or a Wilderbeast coming at me! It is so different, I KNOW I’ve never seen one like it. Very well done and most interesting from any angle! bh!

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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#4 posted 07-15-2011 03:58 AM

That is a really cool design! I think my favorite partis the figured walnut wrapped around the maple. Great job!

-- Alex -- "I will one day write something intelligent, witty, or humorous here"

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learnin2do

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#5 posted 07-15-2011 04:29 AM

That is a mighty fine clock! -you must love your wife and wood work an awful lot to make that for someone for her!

-- christine

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twokidsnosleep

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#6 posted 07-15-2011 06:51 AM

It really wild looking, I love it
Great design and woodwork

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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blockhead

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#7 posted 07-15-2011 02:03 PM

Thanks for the comments LJ’s, they are much appreciated

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

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870pilot

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#8 posted 07-15-2011 02:28 PM

well, i have, for one noted your absence from LJ. :)

however, it appears that you have used your time away in a most creative and crafty manner. well done. funny, i just spent some mind-bending time with a pencil and graph paper trying to freehand a design much like the legs that challenged you. To wit, seeing just how handsome your project turned out makes me appreciate it even more.

-- Olivia's Papa, Newbie Woodworker, Old Tool Fan

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Greg..the Cajun Wood Artist

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#9 posted 07-15-2011 04:11 PM

Nicely done. I know your wifes friend will appreciate it as much as you enjoyed making it.

-- We all must start somewhere in our journey of doing what we love to do.

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Sawtooth

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#10 posted 07-15-2011 05:17 PM

Im sure she will love it, it’s very creative.

-- "I'm a lumbrjock and I'm OK..."

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blockhead

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#11 posted 07-15-2011 05:45 PM

Thanks again guys.
@Paul- I look forward to seeing your “legs”. Uhh, you know what I mean. :v-)

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

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#12 posted 07-16-2011 02:47 PM

Very creative Brad, one of a kind for sure.
I like the walnut overlay and how you softened the edges, thats a very nice touch.
I think you may have started something, I expect we will see similar designs popping up on LJ.
Andy

-- If I can do it, so can you.

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#13 posted 07-17-2011 05:53 AM

Hey Brad, beautiful job here…... I love this design and the way you blended the different woods together. I agree with Andy, you may have started something….. I see a box in my near future !!!!!

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks, http://majesticeagleww.etsy.com/, http://www.flickr.com/photos/majesticeagle/

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blockhead

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#14 posted 07-22-2011 03:50 PM

Thanks for the feedback Andy and Gene!

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

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#15 posted 07-22-2011 08:38 PM

Another great piece, I am very partial to clocks in general but this one is awesome. I love the design.

So where in Oregon are you at? I’m in Boise ID maybe we can get together for a shop day sometime..

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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