Little Clock Project

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Project by docspencer posted 02-24-2013 07:28 PM 1289 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just finished this little project. Same white oak I used on the two tables – with Watco fruitwood Danish and wipe on wax. Used this to practice making a round piece – started with jig saw, then table saw (you actually can come pretty close to cutting on a curve), then finally belt and random orbital sanders. Not showing you the back – the cut out for the mechanism is very rough – started with 1/4” forstner bit, then chiseled out the remainders, then finally tried the rounter (mounted in the table). Next time – a top bearing bit with a template!! Although its a bit rough in spots, I like the grain.

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#1 posted 02-24-2013 08:08 PM

Nice. Where did you get the movement? How did you figure out the twelve positions?

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#2 posted 02-24-2013 08:40 PM

Got the movement from Rocker – mini-quartz. I got it there because I was already ordering some screws. A better source I’ve used is Ronell clock – better selection in all sorts of sizes. Took me a while to figure out how to lay out the positions. Finally did this – drew a circle about 1” in from the edge with a compass, then used a little tool (not sure what it’s called, kinda like a compass, but its plastic with swivel arms – set at 30 degrees. Some of the wood buttons are a little off, but they’re close.

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#3 posted 02-24-2013 08:43 PM

One more thought – already planning another clock. This time square with laminated of white oak, ebony, and some kind of light red exotic a friend gave me. This time I’ll cut a template: a pie shaped piece of thin hardboard at 30 degrees. Let you know how it works.

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#4 posted 02-27-2013 03:06 PM

Like the simplicity of the design because it makes the beautiful grain really pop. Great job!

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