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Blog entry by stefang posted 05-22-2013 05:38 PM 1476 reads 2 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the most incredible woodworking I have ever seen. I’m pretty sure you will agree with me!!! DON’T FORGET TO SEE THE VIDEO TOO.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2329082/At-oak-time--Carpenter-carves-functioning-watches-entirely-wood.html

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.



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patron

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#1 posted 05-22-2013 05:47 PM

that is impressive mike

and think of the space you would save
with just a table as the shop
ans you could carry all your tools in a lunchbox

you know
for field service work

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 05-22-2013 06:07 PM

That is indeed remarkable. I wonder how the gears are machined so precisely. I am also curious about how he allows for wood movement because of changes in humidity.

-- Stuart

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#3 posted 05-22-2013 06:24 PM

David I’m thinking about all the money the Swiss have wasted on metal and jewels.

Stuart Wood movement is normally in proportion to the widths of the wood. It seems the widths are extremely small for the parts of these watches. I doubt it would be much of a problem as indicated by the thousands of successful wooden clocks made over the centuries, some which are still in use.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 05-22-2013 06:24 PM

really impressive.

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#5 posted 05-22-2013 08:30 PM

unbelieveable

-- Joe, Ga

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#6 posted 05-22-2013 08:37 PM

Amazing. Some people have a true gift. And better that they use it.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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#7 posted 05-22-2013 08:48 PM

WOW!! Totally Amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!...............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#8 posted 05-23-2013 12:05 AM

That’s extraordinary work!
I have heard that wooden gears (like those in the old grist mills) were noisy, until they wore themselves into the right shape… I wonder if that’s the way of it with these (on a much smaller scale!)??
Thanks for finding and sharing Mike!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#9 posted 05-23-2013 01:04 AM

Wow!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#10 posted 05-23-2013 02:06 AM

Thanks Mike! This is simply unbelievable. What remarkable talent and persistence. I always wanted to make a wooden clock but this really takes the cake. I am truly humbled.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#11 posted 05-23-2013 08:38 AM

I have to agree Amazing!!!!!! I only wish I could afford one, not sure on the cost but it has to be expensive!!!! I would be proud to wear that anywhere. Thx for sharing.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#12 posted 05-23-2013 01:08 PM

Mike, this has to be some of the most incredible work that I have ever seen also. I don’t understand how the wood holds up nor do I understand even how he could keep the accuracy. Thanks for the post.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#13 posted 05-28-2013 01:30 AM

Wow! and, another, Wow!!

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#14 posted 05-31-2013 04:05 AM

Mind boggling and another WOW

-- The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools. Confucius, 经过艰苦的努力的梦想可以成真

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#15 posted 05-31-2013 07:06 PM

Isn’t it great guys that we don’t have to buy expensive watches anymore. We can just make our own, ha ha?

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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