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Grandaughters Curio Clock, Wedding gift

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Project by Dick, & Barb Cain posted 08-19-2006 06:56 PM 2843 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

One of my Granddaughters got married, so I thought this would be an ideal project for her wedding gift
I purchased the plan for this clock from Turncraft Clocks.
As you can see by the attached photo, I modified the plan quite a bit. I changed some of the dimensions, & created my own moldings. I also cut some 1/4” Glass for the shelves. The design of the finial at the top was redesigned also. Also if you look closely at the interior back wall, you’ll see a heart shaped Walnut plaque with with bride & grooms names, & wedding date carved on it.
My Choice of wood was Black Walnut, which came from a railroad tie that I had re-sawed into boards. The light wood is Black Ash from Northern Minnesota. I sanded it down to 240 grit with a linseed oil finish.
The pattern for the Rose carving at the top was found in Tattoo images on the internet.
This was a work of Love

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1





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#1 posted 08-19-2006 07:39 PM

Dick: I am quickly becoming a fan of your work. Please tell me that the beautiful scene behind you with the lake in the background is not the view you get to look at everyday.

Thanks for posting this great looking project,
Mark

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan - www.decoustudio.com

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#2 posted 08-19-2006 09:49 PM

Mark:
Thanks, I live at this beautiful place all summer since retiring. Our cabin is on a peninsula with 500 feet of shoreline. Lots of privacy. I didn’t show all the background of photo. I cropped it. It would be my pleasure to show some more images, if I could.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#3 posted 08-20-2006 05:34 AM

Wow, I would have never guessed you could get such nice lumber out of an old railroad tie – at least not the ones in my neck of the woods. I really appreciate it when we can give new life to seemingly useless or discarded old materials – especially when the finished project looks this good. You’ve got me keeping my eyes open for hidden treasures (hiding in plain sight) more in my daily travels.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#4 posted 08-20-2006 02:51 PM

A widow of an old friend was cleaning out her garage. Where she found 3 old unused railroad ties piled against the wall, under a pille of stuff. Knowing I was addicted to wood, she gave me a call. I was there in a flash. They must had been there for for at least 30 years. There was hardly a knot or defect in them. So i’ve been gradually whittling away at this supply for quite awhile now.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#5 posted 08-22-2006 03:41 AM

Amazing what a little imagination will inspire. Every time I return to this sight I’m enlighten to new ways to look at materials that can produce beautiful treasures for those we love. Thanks for sharing your gift to your grandaughter and for inspiring us all to look at great ways to reclaim lumber. Since our 6th grandaughter will be arriving soon I am always looking for ideas and inspiration. Again thanks for sharing. – Mike

-- Mike, Maryland, www.thewoodenquill.com

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#6 posted 09-03-2006 09:22 PM

If you haven’t noticed, I changed one picture, that shows what the original curio cabinet plan looked like.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#7 posted 09-04-2006 04:27 AM

Way to take the ball and run with it! I love the look/contrasts of the woods you used even more now.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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#8 posted 04-20-2007 07:35 AM

Dick, another outstanding job in woodworking. This is wood making artwork. Beautiful. Dick, how long have you been making sawdust?

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#9 posted 04-20-2007 11:47 AM

Thanks PJ,
I guess I would have to say, most of my life. I’m now 75. My Dad built a new home in 1935, & I remember sawing wooden lath scraps, pounding nails into them. I had a couple of years of woodwork in junior high school. I was always whittling on sticks, but I never did any serious carving until about 35 years ago.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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