My First Clock - Finally done!

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Have you ever had a partially finished project that sat in the shop and collected dust year after year? Have you ever had a project that was filled with frustration from beginning to end? This project satisfied both of those conditions. I started this clock probably five years ago. It sat around until the other day when it called to me and asked “ARE YOU GOING TO FINISH ME SOME DAY?” Well, you can imagine my surprise and my guilt.

After blankly staring at the clock for a few minutes, having remembered all of the things that went wrong during the build, I took it down from its dusty pirch and made up my mind that I was going to finish it.

Without further ado, I present to you….my first clock.

This picture shows the damage left by a router that developed a mind of its own.

This was my first attempt at applying walnut veneer.

This will not be my last clock. I plan to make a tall Shaker clock, not sure when though.

Thanks for taking a look.

-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"

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#1 posted 748 days ago

Way to go! Glad you finished it.

I did the same thing many years ago. Just like you, I shelved the project, because I just didn’t have the patience to continue. But then, the day came when I was ready to take it up again and finish it, and like you, I’m glad I did.

Good job!

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#2 posted 748 days ago

Good job and look forward to seeing your tall clock. I’ve got a Shaker clock been hanging in my shop for at least 5 years. All it needs is a set of hands on it, and a day of cleaning the dust off of it.

-- Bruce

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#3 posted 748 days ago

Great looking clock!!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#4 posted 748 days ago

Great looking clock.

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Ken Fitzpatrick

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#5 posted 748 days ago

Nice job. Bet you are happy now that you finished it. I’ve had several projects sitting around myself and know the frustration of not finishing them. You have inspired me to finish mine. Thanks for the inspriation and for sharing.

-- • "I have noticed that nothing I have never said ever did me any harm."....... Calvin Coolidge

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#6 posted 748 days ago

Very nice and congratulations.


-- 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 748 days ago

Your first clock? Well, it’s about time! :)

Thanks for posting!
Jim; aka “Stumpy Nubs”
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#8 posted 747 days ago

nice project. seems like it’s time fer me ta git up and do somethin

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#9 posted 747 days ago

Yea, I have several of those started projects that are waiting for a round tuit to get finished. Nice work.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#11 posted 747 days ago

A winner especially for your first.

-- Custom furniture

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#12 posted 747 days ago

Definitely like it

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#13 posted 742 days ago

Yes… I have one that hasn’t been finished over a year.
I’ll start it tomorrow again to finish it up.

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#14 posted 742 days ago

Thanks for all of the positive feedback.

-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"

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