And so stood the clock at 10 to 3.

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Project by oldstarter posted 06-07-2014 01:30 PM 1831 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My brother gave me a couple of bits of timber that were glued together each piece being about a foot long and three and a half inches across. He’s into wood turning and as he had made my wife and I a couple of things that he had turned, I thought I’d make him something. The pieces he gave me where Yew, his favourite wood. so I seperated them and split the top piece in two, the pattern that emerged was strong, but not really outstanding so I split the lower piece this was better, but I could see by the edge that there could be something more interesting in there. Now I was down to half and inch thick and as my saw bench is not good I wasn’t sure if I could manage to split it again, but anyway I did, all be it that one piece was just over three sixteenths and the other just under, which meant when I brought them to the same size I had lost the match a bit, but still a great grain had emerged. I couldn’t think what to do with them at first but decided that I’d have a go at another clock but with no plans this time just made it up as I went along. The front of the clock was grooved and rebated where as the back two cross pieces I dovetailed to give more strength, I meant to take some photos showing the joints but I got carried away and before I knew it it was all glued up.

-- Oldstarter (Dave Ashby)

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#1 posted 06-07-2014 01:57 PM

That is nice. You got a really nice match on the grain and the glue joint lining up with the 6 and 12 just completes it.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#2 posted 06-07-2014 02:45 PM

That is an amazing clock.
very cool!

-- It's all fun, Terry******N. Idaho

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#3 posted 06-07-2014 04:30 PM

Very nice. You allowed the wood to speak for itself.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 06-08-2014 12:39 AM

Outstanding. You really got all the best from that beautiful wood.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#5 posted 06-08-2014 06:13 AM

Very Nice Work. Well Done! Thanks For Sharing.


-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#6 posted 06-08-2014 06:20 AM

Thanks for your comments guys, to get kind words from friends is one thing to get them from your peers is quite another.
I’ve just got up here, don’t know what the time is over there I’ll have to get a map out and look at the time bands
And yes you’re right once I started the clock it sort of took me where it needed to go Forgot to say that the back was made of scrap as I didn’t have a piece large enough without cutting into some oak that I need for something else, so I made the bottom half permanent and glued up three pieces of old drawer sides and then used a bit of ply for the removable bit at the top. Won’t see my brother for about three weeks, I hope he likes it.

-- Oldstarter (Dave Ashby)

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#7 posted 06-08-2014 10:13 PM

Like your design, nice work.

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#8 posted 06-16-2014 05:09 PM

Thanks Jos.

-- Oldstarter (Dave Ashby)

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