Through the Base

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Project by Daiku posted 996 days ago 2180 views 20 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve had the idea of passing a pendulum through the base for some time now, but the logistics kept eluding me. This is the end result of many head banging moments. The clock face, pendulum and platform are made of maple, the vertical base support is mahogany. The overall height is approx. 23” and the base is approx. 11” x 6”. Finish is polyurethane.

All comments and constructive criticisms are welcome,

-- Cal Noguchi

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#1 posted 996 days ago

Beautiful clock, everything is always so simple after someone else figures it out. Thank you for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#2 posted 996 days ago

That is really neat, Cal. Great job!

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#3 posted 996 days ago

Very nice! Impressive concept.

Gus is right – it looks easy now. That’s a sign of something that is well thought out.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#4 posted 996 days ago

excellent build cal

very nice work

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#5 posted 996 days ago


-- The mistakes I make in woodworking are not mistakes they just give my projects character- Me

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#6 posted 996 days ago

Cool design

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#7 posted 996 days ago

I like this piece Cal, nice job :))

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#8 posted 996 days ago

Oh wow! That’s a nice clock there. Great design.

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

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#9 posted 996 days ago

Very nice job Cal. I really like the base.

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#10 posted 985 days ago

Awesome piece man love it!!

-- J Wrench Syracuse New York

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#11 posted 948 days ago

A very interesting piece. Seeing it in still pictures I would bet does it no justice. The lines are simple yet there are fine angles in it. I like it then I saw the base. The base is wonderful. To me the inclusion states that it was once a tree. The inlay in the pendulum is subtle. IMHO
Nice job.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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#12 posted 933 days ago

Very well designed and constructed. Fine piece of art!!!!!!!

-- The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. "Helen Keller"

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#13 posted 854 days ago

Cal, all of your pieces are exquisite! Extremely imaginative and so perfectly created. What is also really amazing is the individual balance of each piece.

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#14 posted 25 days ago

Very nice. Maybe a round face to break up all of the squareness. What do you think?

-- Leonard H.

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