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Project by jksmith69 posted 08-04-2011 05:08 PM 1525 views 6 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just finished another clock. It’s made from Maple and an unknown wood. I was actually pretty easy to assemble now that I’ve made a few 30 degree cuts now. The only thing I’m not sure about is the hands. I might go bigger/longer, or black, or both… what do you think?

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

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#1 posted 08-04-2011 05:20 PM

Yes to everything. Unless they have 20/10 vision, they’ll never see the time. Go big and bold.
Great clock, I wondered what it would look like with different veneers glued up to make your own hands.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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#2 posted 08-04-2011 06:19 PM

Good looking clock and concept. I would suggest much longer as well as using darker wood for the hands for better visibility across the room.

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

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#3 posted 08-04-2011 07:17 PM

I like the design but agree you should go bigger and maybe black hands would be more visable. I really like the look of this….Well done.

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

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Tim Kindrick

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#4 posted 08-04-2011 08:16 PM

I like the design but I think you should ebonize the center circle to add contrast and a visual background for the clock hands.

-- I have metal in my neck but wood in my blood!!

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#5 posted 08-04-2011 09:38 PM

Thanks everyone. Now I just need to find a bigger set of hands that will look good and not be to heavy for the movement.

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

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#6 posted 08-05-2011 11:34 AM

That’s a great design for a clock.

As the others have said though, I do think the hands you have on at present get a bit lost against the wood

-- I may have lost my marbles, but I still have my love of woodworking

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#7 posted 08-12-2011 04:13 AM

I took everyone’s advice and got some large, ‘plain’, black hands and I took my wife’s advice and covered the center where the cuts weren’t all perfect. I’ll post some pics soon.

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

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