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Project by Dick, & Barb Cain posted 04-03-2007 02:25 AM 1268 views 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

You can read all about this on my Blog
I had this big chunk of a Birch log laying in a corner of my garage for years.
I was moving things around one day, & I figured it was about time I did something with it.

I had planned on making a table, but I didn’t have room for a table, so here’s the clock.

The clock motor I had was made for a pendulum, So instead of the Brass one I carved a wooden Maple leaf just to be different.

The size is 2 1/2” X 20” X 25”, & About 20 pounds.

-- -** 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 04-03-2007 02:27 AM

Looks good on the fireplace (or is that a brick wall?)

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#2 posted 04-03-2007 02:29 AM

Fake brick paneling !!

-- -** 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 04-03-2007 02:31 AM

Oh, ok, that pic puts the piece more in perspective as to size and weight. For some reason, the other ones made me think it was huge. Thank you Dick.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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#4 posted 04-03-2007 02:31 AM

Fooled me. But then as Todd said, “What do I know, I’m just a dog.”

: ^ )

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#5 posted 04-03-2007 02:32 AM

Hi Dick;
—-nice project here!

Birch wood and linseed oil, truly a fine combination.
GODSPEED,
Frank

-- --frank, NH, http://rusticwoodart.tumblr.com/

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#6 posted 04-03-2007 03:08 AM

Dick, Your next project after the Thorsen Greene and Greene is carving some brick wall covering.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#7 posted 04-03-2007 03:16 AM

Ha Ha !! Karson

-- -** 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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#8 posted 04-03-2007 03:27 AM

That is something special Dick.

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#9 posted 04-03-2007 03:31 AM

Thanks,I could have had this done on our anniversay, but I took a couple of days off.

-- -** 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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#10 posted 04-03-2007 03:57 AM

That looks great Dick thanks for sharing.

-- JohnShackleford,North Carolina

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#11 posted 04-03-2007 05:40 AM

great looking clock, Dick! looks great!!!

-- "What one can make with good tools is limited only by one's talent" (lucius-hill@comcast.net)

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#12 posted 04-03-2007 12:11 PM

if it wasn’t for that last pix I would have still thought that it was huge

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#13 posted 04-03-2007 05:21 PM

Dick, I really like the way that turned out. I have to imagine that it replaced the beloved “bird call clock” put aside in the last photo.
Great piece. Makes me want one.
Thor

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#14 posted 04-03-2007 05:56 PM

Thanks everybody!!
It must be an optical illusion that makes the clock look smaller, because it does look smaller to me in that image also. Or else I’m that large that I overpower the clock.

I’ve been planning on enclosing that singing bird clock with a wooden frame.

-- -** 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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#15 posted 04-03-2007 06:37 PM

I really like the maple leaf. I like the perspective in relationship to the hand. Clock, well it looks like art to me. Great job, Dick.

-- Fred Childs, Pasadena, CA - - - Law of the Workshop: Any tool, when dropped, will roll to the least accessible corner.

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