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Project by bkap posted 883 days ago 1094 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 883 days ago

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 883 days ago

Wow, that is really impressive

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#3 posted 883 days ago

Beautiful beautiful clock amazing workmanship.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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bkap

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#4 posted 883 days ago

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 883 days ago

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 883 days ago

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 883 days ago

wow….that’s fantastic

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

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LesB

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#8 posted 883 days ago

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 883 days ago

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 882 days ago

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 882 days ago

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 882 days ago

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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