Quartersawn White Oak Clock w/Black Walnut Accents

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Project by JimmyC72 posted 08-19-2012 10:06 PM 1771 views 5 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is from a project in Popular Woodworking’s Weekend Project Collection. A friend of mine from work gave me a rather new lawnmower and wouldn’t take anything for it, so I made this for him and his wife. It’s also fairly easy to make in greater numbers for gifts and needed a rough draft.. I did white oak because I’ve never used it before and i wanted to use the contrasting black walnut to change up the plans a little. That and it justified getting the Miller Dowel system. Also it isn’t very expensive. It’s pretty heavy though.

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#1 posted 08-19-2012 10:17 PM

Interesting clock thanks for sharing it with us.

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#2 posted 08-19-2012 10:17 PM

Nice, are those pocket screw plugs? If so, nice use for an accent.

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#3 posted 08-20-2012 01:05 AM

Nice build, good craftsmanship on your part.
Thanks for showing.

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#4 posted 08-20-2012 02:01 AM

Nice job,

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#5 posted 08-20-2012 02:28 AM

Nice looking clock!

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#6 posted 08-22-2012 07:27 AM

Nice, I made the same one (actually out of the Pocket Hole Project book – Danny Proulx) but could only afford to make it out of MDF (sure is heavy ;-)) – I have posted it but it’s tied up in the “You cannot post a new project until your first post has been reviewed and approved.” limbo land…

Oh and because of using MDF I had to have the pocket holes on the inside (as the design suggests is OK), however when it comes time to doing the rebate for the glass you discover they are in the way – oops – if mine ever gets posted you can see I had to make the rails wider – thank goodness it was MDF not walnut…

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