Desk Clock

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Project by DonB posted 04-04-2013 09:00 PM 1106 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Small oak desk clock. Top is 1-1/2” in oak (kickboard) and the bottom is one full inch oak stair board. Its about 5” wide, 2” deep and 5-7/8” tall. Made one good circle and used a pattern bit to make the second for the top piece. Fostner bit for the clock (love those bits) base at 2-1/8”. Hard time making the hollow for the top to sit in. A small piece is hard to work with even with a home made jig for little pieces on the router. Anyone have suggestions on how to hollow out a hunk of oak without having it fly across the garage? Finish is shellac, golden oak stain, and 4 more coats of shellac.

-- DonB

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#1 posted 04-04-2013 09:24 PM

You might try a forstner bit or a router bit in a drill press.

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#2 posted 04-04-2013 11:43 PM

wrobe999: I did both. I think I had the rpm too high for the 3/4 plunge straight bit – it grabbed and quickly. The base was too small to have an adequate grip on it or have room to use a clamp. Oh well. Next time I may just have a flat spot on the bottom of the top piece. Thanks for the suggestion though.

-- DonB

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#3 posted 04-10-2013 12:54 AM

Good looking clock Don, A flat spot will do just fine I think! Or work with a larger hunk of oak and then cut it to the size you need. Nice job in this!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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