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Project by Aaron McCain posted 12-29-2012 07:12 PM 1426 views 18 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This clock was a Christmas gift that I made for my brother’s family. I pretty much followed the plans exactly from Wood Magazine issue 198 (July 2010). It is made out of a single piece of 12” wide pine that I picked up from Home Depot. I’m not a big fan of pine, so I didn’t feel bad when I decided to paint the clock brown. I made separate backs, painting one pink (for the girls) and wiping the second with a dark Danish Oil.

It was a fun little project and well received by my nieces.





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bobman58

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#1 posted 12-29-2012 09:23 PM

I’ve got these plans somewhere you done a great job on it

-- robert dignam

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#2 posted 12-29-2012 09:28 PM

Way cool clock,

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lew

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#3 posted 12-29-2012 09:47 PM

Very Nice! I know the kids will love them!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Aaron McCain

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#4 posted 12-30-2012 02:53 AM

Thanks guys, it makes me laugh whenever I see it. It is only one clock with an interchangeable back plate.

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#5 posted 01-02-2013 02:26 AM

Where did you get the clock face?

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

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Aaron McCain

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#6 posted 01-04-2013 06:33 AM

I ordered the clock face from http://www.meiselwoodhobby.com/Home.aspx per the instructions in the issue of Wood Magazine. There is a kit for the dancing clock that comes with the face, the clock mechanism, and the pendulum. It was the easiest part of the project.

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#7 posted 02-06-2014 05:15 PM

I know this is a older post, but I recently made one of these and ordered my clock hardware from meisel, for some reason I can’t figure out my pendulem hits the sides when it swings. I have adjusted everything i know to no avail. I would like to make more for gifts but not till I get this figured out. Any ideas would be appreciated.

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helluvawreck

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#8 posted 02-06-2014 05:17 PM

It sure is an eye catcher. You did a nice job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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Aaron McCain

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#9 posted 02-06-2014 05:21 PM

Keithh41, I had to twist the body of the clock mechanism in the head to rotate the pivot point for the pendulum away from the walls of the clock.

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