5 Clocks

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Project by Scott Oldre posted 09-04-2011 12:30 AM 2054 views 9 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

5 clocks made from mahogany, peruvian walnut, jobillo, black walnut, and ebony. Made these for my brothers and sisters who I got to see at the family reunion in MN in July.

Own design, of what I guess would be considered a Prairie type clock. Forgot to take pictures of the hand turned back cover clockwork access. Used tiny disk magnets and some screws, so they just pop off when you need to change a batter or even change the works themselves. Simple quarts movement.

Angle is about 7degrees, and the first time I’d tried anything like this.

Each medallion on the front is hand turned from several types of wood, Peruvian walnut base which has a 3/4 stub on the back to glue into the case, then came the Jobillo, some of my favorite wood to work with…always looks like swirled chocolate. Then a final center piece of ebony. Each one turned a little differently so each sibling has something unique from the other, but similar.

Lot of fun making these, and they looked great.

Each was minwaxed with some dark wipe on. The last picture is before staining/finishing.

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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#1 posted 09-04-2011 01:20 AM

These are terrific! Wouldn’t be surprised if you hear from the folks at Fine Woodworking—this is a front cover project you have here.

-- Jay in Changsha

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Scott Oldre

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#2 posted 09-04-2011 05:18 AM

Thank you Jay, that is high praise for sure. These were a labor of love, and timing. Had to get them done before a drive from SC to MN and it came very close. They were all received very well. Thanks again for the kind and very high praise.

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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#3 posted 09-04-2011 06:39 AM

Very nicely done! Simple yet elegant. I sure would like to see the turned backs, it sounds like they are pretty cool.

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16

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#4 posted 09-04-2011 10:10 PM

Gorgeous looking clocks. I would also like to see the back.

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Scott Oldre

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#5 posted 09-05-2011 02:21 AM

I’ll see what I can do to get a picture of one from a family member.

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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#6 posted 09-05-2011 11:46 PM

What lucky family members to receive one of these clocks. Great Job Scott these are beautiful!!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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