Compass Rose Wall Clock

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Project by Gary posted 873 days ago 3125 views 19 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Breaking from the airplane rocker projects, but staying with a nautical theme, here is a compass rose wall clock. It measures about 34” in diameter and fills a cross space on a high, four window wall. The cardinal direction pointers are walnut and cherry and the intermediate are padauk. Painted baltic plywood provides the supporting frame. It takes an extra moment or two to decide what time it reads (due north is easy, etc.) which makes it somewhat of a novelty.

-- Gary - just N of Great Falls, MT

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#1 posted 873 days ago

That came out great, nice job

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

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#2 posted 873 days ago

Very cool clock ,great woods and cool design.

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 873 days ago

That is very cool. I like it!

-- Jon, California

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#4 posted 873 days ago

Nice work, gives me a few ideas!

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#5 posted 873 days ago

I love it. Great job. Would you mind if I take that idea and run with it for a desk clock??? Looks like a fun project. Thanks for showing.

-- John T.

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#6 posted 873 days ago

Well done. I agree with you. A person could be early or late if not careful….................

-- mike...............

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#7 posted 872 days ago

Very nice….it fits well into the space on the wall!

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#8 posted 872 days ago

John T. – Thanks, and be my guest. Look forward to seeing what you have in mind for a compass style desk clock.
- Gary

-- Gary - just N of Great Falls, MT

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#9 posted 872 days ago

Beautiful clock!

-- Timing has a lot to do with the outcome of a rain dance. --Kevin in Happy Valley

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#10 posted 872 days ago

absolutely gorgeous….thanks for sharing

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#11 posted 775 days ago


I naturally light up when I see a design like this. I am an Airdale myself and I would love to design something like this for my own use. Love the combination of woods. Great job.


-- If a woodchuck could chuck wood, he's probably not a Lumberjock --

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