A clock for the shop

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Project by Serradura posted 03-24-2014 08:41 AM 688 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A clock for the shop, yes I needed one!
Spring is here, so the temperature in the workshop is up to working conditions again and I needed it to remind me that I’ll have to be at the train station every night at 7, to get my wife (who’s away 13 hours a day) from the train coming out of Lisboa.
It also was a good project to try out the jig that I made to flatten pieces of lumber. (I don’t have a planer or jointer yet).

-- Não só Serradura, Tomar, Portugal

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#1 posted 03-24-2014 10:14 AM

Very nice. I have a couple of them started also.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 03-24-2014 11:35 AM

Nice clock and jig. The clock finish looks clear and the wood natural, what type of wood is it?, and what did you use for the finish?

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#3 posted 03-24-2014 11:43 AM

Nice clock… I have somewhat of a clock fetish myself so yeah, I’ve made more than a few clocks too :-)

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#4 posted 03-24-2014 12:35 PM

Very cool, great work

-- steve, simple and effective

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#5 posted 03-24-2014 01:13 PM

@ Oldtool: The wood is willow, although I wouldn’t use it again unless it came from a healthy tree (the heart was very soft) As a finish just spray lacquer from a German brand that they sell here at the supermarket. (we have to be creative over here in Portugal or import everything, which is difficult with fluids.

-- Não só Serradura, Tomar, Portugal

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#6 posted 03-24-2014 04:26 PM


I watched your video. I have subscribed. You are a clever artisan an craftsman.

Do you have any people who could assit you in securing finishing materials. I’m wondering about import fees etc.?

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#7 posted 03-28-2014 12:18 PM

Nice clock for woodworking shop.

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#8 posted 03-28-2014 03:45 PM

Awesome clock! The log is gorgeous, love those pretty grains and colors. Like the wooden numbers and great finish. Great work!

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