Scroll work clock

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Project by sfrenchfry posted 02-08-2012 03:04 AM 3083 views 1 time favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A clock I made as my first real scroll saw project for birthday present for my mom. I got the design out of a magazine. I used 1/4” oak for the whole thing.

-- TIme in the shop is time well spent.

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#1 posted 02-08-2012 03:31 AM

Wow what a wonderful clock ,great job.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 02-08-2012 03:45 AM

From one scroller to another. Very well done!

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#3 posted 02-08-2012 03:48 AM

Thanks. It was my first try at something as intricate, and so much cutting. Learned a lot about blades on this project.

-- TIme in the shop is time well spent.

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#4 posted 02-08-2012 05:54 AM

Looks great!

-- Dreaming patterns

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#5 posted 02-08-2012 10:24 AM

First scrool are you kidding me. Amazing!

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

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#6 posted 02-08-2012 10:39 AM

This is absolutely beautiful. Well done.


-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#7 posted 02-08-2012 12:16 PM

Great looking scrollwork and clock. I have been wanting to do one of those but have notr found the pattern yet to scroll. Mind telling us what mag. you found this in.

-- Just learning the craft my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ practiced.

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#8 posted 02-08-2012 02:00 PM

That is awesome work there. Takes a lot of patience to do good scroll work. Great job !!

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#9 posted 02-08-2012 05:34 PM

@Jerrells I’m not sure exactly what magazine it was but I think it was “Scroll Saw”. I m out of town for a couple days but when I get home I will go through my library and find it and pass either the info on to you, or if I can get it done right I will forward you the plans.

-- TIme in the shop is time well spent.

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#10 posted 02-08-2012 05:47 PM

Nice work. I like the scrolled clock face too-

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#11 posted 02-08-2012 06:24 PM

Hello sfrenchfry

From one scroller to another : You have done a gret work on this clock

I really like it

Thanks a lot for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#12 posted 02-08-2012 07:12 PM

Looks familiar! Looks good with the light colored dial. Mine is walnut dial on cherry.
Keep on scrollin’ !

-- "Let he who does not work in wood, find something else that's half as good." (can't remember who I'm quoting)

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#13 posted 02-08-2012 10:45 PM

As the others have said, from one scroller to another, great job. My first intricate piece taught me alot about blades and speed also.

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#14 posted 02-09-2012 02:49 AM

Really cool, and for the first scroll saw project incredible. I need to quit my job and spend more time in the workshop.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#15 posted 02-09-2012 03:27 AM

Nice work, I like your choice of woods. I have the same clock hanging in my house. I made it a couple of years ago. I think the plan was in “scrolsaw workshop” magazine before it merged with another woodcrafting mag.

Your first piece???? I was at it for a number of years before I hit that level of proficiency!

Now I like to do inlay work ( see my avatar) i wonder how “our” clock would look with all the holes filled with contrasting wood? HMMMMMM…

-- Mistakes can often be well utilized as a heating fuel for the shop...

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