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Project by DaleMaley posted 01-25-2014 05:25 PM 1373 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I made 2 of these clocks in 2013. They turned out nice. I wanted to make the glass removable, so I made a removable back piece with brass screws. I used white oak on those 2 clocks.

I simplified the design and decided to make 4 of them from red oak for gifts to family members for Christmas 2014.

I also used Behlen’s grain filler on these 4 clocks to get a mirror finish. I got some glass colors from Kokomo Glass, and ended up with 3 different color options for these clocks. The gift recipient can easily change the glass color using 2 dowels, 1/8” diameter with axle cap handles.

To see my trials & tribulations of making these 4 clocks, see my web site.

-- Dale, Illinois, http://dalemaley.webs.com/





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AlBCuttnWud

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#1 posted 01-25-2014 05:54 PM

Nice job Dale. Those do make great gifts.

-- -Al, Chesapeake, VA

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DaleMaley

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#2 posted 01-25-2014 06:01 PM

Thanks Al!

Yes, they are a nice size, both in terms of a gift, and it doesn’t take that long to build them.

-- Dale, Illinois, http://dalemaley.webs.com/

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Fishinbo

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#3 posted 01-30-2014 02:57 PM

Those are great gifts that they can display and use at the same time. Great job!

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#4 posted 02-24-2014 10:38 PM

I love the touch of glass, and I love clocks

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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DaleMaley

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#5 posted 02-25-2014 12:07 AM

If you ever get a chance, it is reallly interesting to tour the Kokomo glass factory in Indiana.

It supposedly is the oldest glass factory still operating, where they pour out the molten glass in ladles by hand.

Even my wife liked this tour!

Here is a link to sign up for the tour.

-- Dale, Illinois, http://dalemaley.webs.com/

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mcoyfrog

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#6 posted 02-25-2014 11:08 PM

Very cool. I’ve been out to corning NY and seen the museum, I took some glass classes there. PLus me and the wife went to the bullseye and uroboros in Spokane, very cool how its all done. My wife does traditional stained glass and i dable with the fused glass.

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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