Wall clock

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Project by dgom posted 10-10-2012 07:11 PM 914 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The wall clock is made from a piece of elm. I got the idea for the design from a small table clock that I saw during a trip to Helsinki, Finland. It had a face that was almost spherical and the hands were bent to follow the surface closely.

At the time when the clock was made I did not own a lathe so I turned it by setting it up in my rear handle corded drill which was fastened in the workbench.

The finish is carefully buffed bees-wax.

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#1 posted 10-10-2012 07:38 PM

And you turned that clock body with a mere drill? waw! Welcome to LJs :)

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#2 posted 10-10-2012 08:09 PM

I haven’t seen one like it. Nice job.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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#3 posted 10-10-2012 08:23 PM

Beautiful grain and so incredible that you turned this on a drill !!

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#4 posted 10-11-2012 03:43 AM

Cool clock !

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#5 posted 10-12-2012 11:55 AM

Ncely done. The clean and simple design is very attractive.

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#6 posted 11-15-2012 07:43 PM

Great simple design I love it.

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#7 posted 12-01-2013 02:49 PM

I love the “simplicity” of this fine clock!

Thank you, for the design inspiration, that has eluded me, for my Christmas gift building!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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