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Blog entry by tomsteve posted 02-11-2017 04:03 PM 919 reads 0 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

i had constructed the workshop clock about 10 years ago and said id never build another clock after that. a couple months later, i purchased the plans for the dome clock and had been himmin and hawin over starting it for a few years. i decuded to pull the plans out a couple weeks ago, then decided it was time to tackle it.
the description says,”Once you’ve completed this project, you can count yourself amongüthe masters!” now, i dont know about being considered a master, but so far im enjoying the build.

this is a picture of the dome clock on the dome clock stand, which i also have the plans for, but shall see if i want to tackle that in a while.

im thinkin this is going to be a few months to complete,but we shall see!



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#1 posted 02-11-2017 04:07 PM

so, heres the 1st cuts made last week

base assembly

then on to walls.

the front wall with the door has something lime 120 cuts to make, but other than that, the other sections really dont have that much cutting to do

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#2 posted 02-11-2017 04:13 PM

i didnt get everything for the 1st floor cut out yet. still have to cut the larts that go along side the entrance. but wanted to start on framing so i’ll get to those probably later today

i felt tbe floor needed some fancy flooring, but had to chose

i decided some padauk inlays with bubinga flooring. beings how the flooring is onlh 1/8” thick, i skipped making it tongue and groove. :)

which that leads me to todays work: im using 1/4” ply for the back walls and am working on that today, which that really isnt much, buuuuut, what would this awesome work be without a fireplace??. so im constructing a minaiture fireplace surround and maybe some miniature picture frames for the back wall.
also thinkin a chandalier is in order and i think i have a pattern for a minitaure chandalier ornament.
but before the chandalier, i am going to get the stuff scrolled for the steps and all that good stuff.

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#3 posted 02-11-2017 10:43 PM

I am so glad there someone who has the skill and patience to do this kind of project, that you for sharing

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#4 posted 02-11-2017 10:52 PM

doesnt feel like i got much accomplished today, but did get the fireplace surround and entrance done!

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#5 posted 02-12-2017 09:31 PM

welll, i managed to get some work done today that makes me feel like im makin progress!

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#6 posted 02-14-2017 02:28 PM

i decided to change things up a but so i dont lose interest- im skippin the 2nd floor for now and heading up to the 4th and 5th floor, where things get real exciting! i thought id get quite a bit done on tbe 4th floor as there isnt much to it really, but didnt get as much done as i planned. the walls were easy, but the window trim- i thouht,for some reason, i had some redheart which is what i planned on using for al the trim pieces on this floor. turns out its bloodwood- very dense and dulls blades quick. so stack cutting 3 window trim pieces took me 2 hours for those alone. and ive got 6 more to cut. im going to try stacking 2 and see how that works.
that wixey gage at the top of the pic makes setting the ts blade for bevel/miter cuts a breeze.

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#7 posted 02-14-2017 02:43 PM

WOW ….AMAZING …..hope you have a comfortable chair to sit at …LOL …...GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#8 posted 02-17-2017 07:38 PM

been a little busy this week and don’t have pictures of progress. in the meantime, heres a couple pics of the workshop clock I built years ago- one of my 1st scrollsaw projects.

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#9 posted 02-18-2017 12:32 AM

i finished up the 3rd floor. my plan was to go on to the 4th floor- the dome- this weekend, but ran into a little problem:
my plan is to use some padauk i have for some of the construction of the dome. unfortunately, i dont have enough padauk. so i had to order some up which wont be here for a few days. in the meantime, im heading back down and working on tne 2nd floor this weekend.

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#10 posted 02-18-2017 11:16 PM

I managed to get quite a bit done on the 2nd floor today. still have trim pieces and railing to cut out for that. then all that’s left is everything that isn’t done!

the red part is where the clock goes. I had a piece of bloodwood that was just big enough, so I ripped it in half and bookmatched it. im thinkin with the trim that goes around it being cut from maple, it should be pretty nice

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#11 posted 02-19-2017 05:58 PM



WOW ….AMAZING …..hope you have a comfortable chair to sit at …LOL …...GREAT JOB :<))

- GR8HUNTER

thanks,tony. actually, theres not much sitting for long periods. well, I COULD sit for hours scrolling all of the parts, but since theres a LOT of other work to do, I think so far the longest stretch has been about 90 minutes- on the front door.
but I have a pretty comfy stool. :)

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#12 posted 02-19-2017 06:02 PM



I am so glad there someone who has the skill and patience to do this kind of project, that you for sharing

- NormG

thanks for the compliment,norm! skill? idk about that- its really not that hard- just slap a pattern on a piece of wood and cut out ebverything that’s not supposed to be there.:)

patience? idk about that either!LOLOL I take breaks and one thing that keeps me motivated is having a lot of other work to do to complete it. plus, them folks that did this work hundreds of years ago with a coping saw…yeah..THATS patience!!

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#13 posted 02-21-2017 01:16 AM

doesnt look like i got much done lately, but i have knocked out a little more.

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#14 posted 02-27-2017 02:41 PM

some more progress made.

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#15 posted 03-04-2017 03:59 PM

well, its been a bit and might not seem like much has happened on this, but i got quite a few little things done im waiting for hinges and clock parts to get here. in the meantime, heres a couple pics lookin down in and what i did to dress up the walls a bit.

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