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Project by nayo posted 10-03-2013 03:07 PM 1237 views 10 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Sometimes i forgot how nice is to live in a tropical country. I always complain that in my country we cant find this hardware and that shipping it here will be way too expensive, dont have the nice tools and other things. on the plus side we have lots of beautiful and varied types of wood, and somehow still affordable. So you see, we can not always have everything, or we can, but not at the same time.
and i had a couple more that i left out, as the day only has 12 hour.
some of the woods are:
mahogany for the movement, Honduras rosewood, cypress, jobillo, pine a a few others that i only know the local name.

this wall clock was done using local wood, most of them recollected around my city, just one or two pieces are from another city that is like a 2 hour trip.

the metal part was done using motorbike wheel spokes, i thought on using nails but they will get rusted so i decided to got that way, they look way better too.





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sras

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#1 posted 10-03-2013 03:48 PM

Nice idea! The use of local woods makes it even more special.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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oldnovice

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#2 posted 10-03-2013 04:53 PM

It looks like a real winner ... yes, it is good to have so many different woods available! When I lived in a small town in Illinois all that was available was 2”x4” and plywood.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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becikeja

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#3 posted 10-03-2013 05:20 PM

This is sharp. Looks great

-- Don't outsmart your common sense

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palaswood

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#4 posted 10-03-2013 06:03 PM

awesome execution and from salvaged materials, i love it! Great use of the metal spokes

-- Joseph, Lake Forest, CA, http://instagram.com/palas_woodcraft#

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#5 posted 10-03-2013 07:45 PM

Great job

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MShort

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#6 posted 10-03-2013 08:56 PM

Neat old style new style clock. Thanks.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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MAXIMUSminimus

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#7 posted 10-04-2013 01:36 AM

Very unique piece…a one of a kind for sure.

-- RETIRED...nuff said!

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#8 posted 10-04-2013 02:05 AM

That’s not just a clock, it’s a work of art.

-- Tom Finnigan - Measures? We don't need no stinking measures! - Hmm, maybe thats why my project pieces don't fit.

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nayo

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#9 posted 10-04-2013 02:47 AM

yes thank you. i really appreciate all your comments!

and indeed, most of the wood is leftover from other projects, for the movement, i just bought a plastic wall clock with a nice needle set and took it apart, as the store bought movements had a too classy needle set, i liked that one better.

thanks again!

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Fishinbo

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#10 posted 10-04-2013 06:19 PM

Awesome clock, creative use of the scraps and spokes. Design is original and interesting, like the wood colors. Great job!

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#11 posted 10-07-2013 01:33 PM

I thought…... “Spoons!!” Nice clock.

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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ed220

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#12 posted 12-09-2013 08:06 PM

Hope you don’t mind but I was so inspired by your clock that I’m in the process of making a similar one.
Tefinn is right it IS a work of art. Thanks for your LJ contribution.

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