Natural Edge Clock

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Project by rance posted 12-13-2012 05:28 AM 1974 views 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was part of a recent purchase of wood I made. I’m not quite sure of the wood type. It almost looks like curly/spalted Ash. That’s the best I can guess at it. I wanted to feature its natural edges so here’s what I came up with.

My wife says the hands need to be larger. I tend to agree. I may fix that before it goes up in the gallery.

Any and all comments & suggestions are more than welcome. I could use constructive criticism on this type of work. Actually, all my work. :) Thanks for looking.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#1 posted 12-13-2012 05:36 AM

cool clock.

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#2 posted 12-13-2012 05:56 AM

Thanks Jim. I should have mentioned, it can be hung horizontally, which is probably how it will be hung. I added a 6th pic to show that.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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Joe Lyddon

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#3 posted 12-13-2012 06:22 AM


The wood is Super nice…

I don’t know if it’s a large Slab… or just a small piece of lumber… LOL

I might weigh a few pounds pounds… or, it may not… (???)

Sure looks good though!!

Thank you.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#4 posted 12-13-2012 07:11 AM

I love spalted ash. has a tremendous amount of character. I really like the whole idea.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#5 posted 12-13-2012 11:04 AM

I suggest you add few more clocks and time them according to major cities around the world like NY, Frankfort, LA or Sydney and call it Time Zone clock. It is nice clock.

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....

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#6 posted 12-13-2012 12:55 PM

it’s 5 o’clock somewhere.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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Jim Jakosh

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#7 posted 12-13-2012 01:22 PM

Nice one, Rance!!..................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#8 posted 12-13-2012 02:19 PM

Superb piece

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#9 posted 12-13-2012 08:08 PM

That is so cool!

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#10 posted 12-13-2012 10:28 PM

I like it Rance, I think it does need larger hands.
Really neat piece!!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#11 posted 12-14-2012 12:43 AM

Nice piece of wood .
I would make some simple hands from a darker wood and carve some sort of dial into the plank inlaid with some bark or the like to keep it all natural .

-- Kiefer

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#12 posted 12-14-2012 02:48 AM

I love that piece of wood! I would probably put some walnut plugs at each hour. You could make 3 of these from that one slab and hang them vertically. You said you wanted comments, suggestion, and constructive criticism and those are mine. Still watching my drive!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#13 posted 12-15-2012 06:14 AM

Thank you all for the comments and suggestions. It is about 50” long. I had thought about 357 bullet casings for the hour markers. I kinda like the idea of Walnut better though. I’m looking for larger hands. I like the idea of different time zones, but not for this one. Unless the buyer asks for it. Again, thank you all for the suggestions.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#14 posted 12-20-2012 06:19 PM

Very nice clock!

I also think darker-wood-colored plugs would look nice as hour markers. You could make the 12,3,6,9’s as diamonds or something, and the rest round.

Anyway, keep up the good work!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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