CLOCKS: There was a time, that I just thought that I would lose my mind

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Project by NicoJose posted 05-25-2013 01:05 PM 1385 views 5 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My brother and I sold a couple of these clocks for about a year.. These three were just some of my favorites. I got the large remnant pieces of wood from the initial cuts of reclaimed wood from a sawmill or chainsaw. No piece is the same and I just kept all the attention on the grains ands lines of the wood. I routered the space for the clock mechanism which we sourced from the US. Before I use to buy clocks to steal the mechanism. Hehe. But that not saving any money.

Currently, I decided to stop making clock just so my pieces remain limited and exclusive. I’ll come back with a new collect a few years from now once I collect more pieces.

p.s. Avoid clock mechanisms made from China.

-- Nico Jose; Designer/Maker &Artist

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#1 posted 05-25-2013 01:36 PM

These are beautiful and well executed. I have had bad experiences with Chinese clock works as well. You get what you pay for in that regard. The Swiss still make the best works.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#2 posted 05-25-2013 02:09 PM

Beautiful work and it shows a lot of imagination.

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 05-25-2013 02:19 PM

Beautiful clocks


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#4 posted 05-25-2013 03:19 PM

Boy I like these. Following the grain to its eventual conclusion is what makes these shine.
Great job!
Clocks are still on my “to-do list.

-- Paul, Tennessee,

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#5 posted 05-25-2013 03:30 PM

There is so much detail on the digits! They are really nice. I like offering functional items, but have wondered if using clockworks would deter customers who want art. I had a customer remove the light fixture from my last lamp!

-- christine

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#6 posted 05-25-2013 03:30 PM

Very cool!!

-- I didn't go to college, I was too busy learning stuff - Ted Nugent

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#7 posted 05-25-2013 03:42 PM

I really like the clock that is supported by the two wooden stakes as this makes the clock more sculptural and elegant. Creating a rustic wood piece that doesn’t look too homely is tricky and takes a bit more creativity than some people realize. Good job!

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#8 posted 05-25-2013 03:53 PM

Love the first clock with the Spalted wood face. One of a kind for sure and so much attention to detail.
Looking forward to your next creations : )

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

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#9 posted 05-25-2013 08:49 PM

Beautiful and creative.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#10 posted 05-25-2013 09:44 PM

They’re all great but that first one with the spalted wood is awesome. From the thumbnail I though it was a Dali-esque melting clock

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#11 posted 05-26-2013 10:39 AM

I’ve made a few clocks recently and all I can say about yours is ‘Wow!!”

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#12 posted 05-26-2013 12:43 PM

what I like is the hour wood pieces..look great on any backgound wood you chose

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#13 posted 05-29-2013 03:35 PM

Marvelous clocks! Very creative design on gorgeous woods. They’re great conversation pieces.

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