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Project by bkap posted 02-23-2012 09:49 PM 1182 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This five foot wall clock is made of Mesquite with Ivory accents and German works. I hand carved the finals and turned the spindles all of Mesquite, one of my favorite woods.

-- Rocking Chair Guy





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Max

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#1 posted 02-23-2012 09:56 PM

Bill,

This clock, is like all of your work, just wonderful. How did you go about turning the columns with the twisted design?

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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doncutlip

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#2 posted 02-23-2012 10:33 PM

Wow, that is really impressive

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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a1Jim

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#3 posted 02-23-2012 11:04 PM

Beautiful beautiful clock amazing workmanship.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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bkap

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#4 posted 02-24-2012 12:04 AM

Thank you buddy woodworkers; you know how us wood wasters like people who like our work. It just makes one feel good all over.
Max I turned the columns on my Legacy tool with a router.

-- Rocking Chair Guy

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bkap

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#5 posted 02-24-2012 12:15 AM

Max, look at my new posting “Claro Crown” behind the rocker, on my work table in the shop, is the Legacy tool. Just thought you might be interested.

-- Rocking Chair Guy

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Martyroc

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#6 posted 02-24-2012 12:28 AM

The detail on this is incredible, nice job

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

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Gary

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#7 posted 02-24-2012 02:24 AM

wow….that’s fantastic

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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LesB

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#8 posted 02-24-2012 06:45 AM

Outstanding clock. Your skills are superior….you lost me with the carvings. I just can’t carve. Glad you used a real mechanical movement. I get so tired of those people who make a great clock case and then put a quartz movement in it.

-- Les B, Oregon

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Rob W

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#9 posted 02-24-2012 01:19 PM

Fantastic job.

-- Rob — I've cut it off twice and it's still too short!, http://www.witzkewood.com

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Jeffrey Alexander

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#10 posted 02-24-2012 02:14 PM

Exquisite piece of art, the spirals are stunning. I venture to guess you did these by hand and not by machine?

-- "--Build Beauty to leave to those who appreciated it , not to ungrateful kids..."

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bkap

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#11 posted 02-24-2012 03:33 PM

Jeffrey, I did use the Legacy tool because it can do the lateral as well as the axial all at the same time. I have to give them a plug because they deserve it although I don’t use their machine very often. Making rocking chairs, is what I mostly do, is easy so no expensive machines are required.

-- Rocking Chair Guy

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bkap

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#12 posted 02-24-2012 03:40 PM

Les, carving is as easy as any other part of woodworking if you break in down into micro functions. Don’t look at it as a whole, you can place a carving tool on wood and give it a push so push until you come to a place you need to change directions. Then start in this new direction and push. That is all there is to it.

-- Rocking Chair Guy

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