A clock as a door prize for our Mason Dixon Woodworkers Banquet

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I volunteered to make one of the door prizes for our drawing at the Mason Dixon Woodworkers Banquet being held this Thursday Nov, 20th 2014.

Each year we try to get a couple of our woodworkers to make something to be used in our drawing.

I volunteered to make something.

I made a clock for myself many years ago out of some Cocobolo and Tiger Maple and I always loved that clock,

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So I decided to make a new variation. I had some cherry burl and I ran across some nice Tiger Maple so I thought I bring them together.

The clock is made with 1” Tiger Maple with a 1/4” slice cut off to make the time ring and the back battery cover for the clock. The 5/8” piece left was cut into the “Comma” shape. Some cherry burl was cut into 5/16” thick for the center of the time ring. I used a 3” forstner bit to drill the hole for the clock motor in the Maple clock piece. I then used a small pattern router bit to cut a little deeper into the Cherry Burl face from the back to allow the clock motor to fit deeper into the clock. I didn’t want to use the forstner bit because i was afraid that if it hung up at all it would shatter the burl. So using the forstner bit i drilled a 3” hole into a 1/4” piece of MDF and hot melt glued it to the back of the clock so the bearing of the pattern bit had something to roll against. I then cut about 1/16” deeper into the back of the cherry burl to let the clock motor go below the surface of the clock back

I then started to look for a base and I found a piece of the cherry burl that was the outer burl covering. i cleaned it up a little and drilled 2- 1/4” holes to put he stanchions in.

I used a 1/4” dowel center to transfer the required hole marks on the clock piece.

I then looked around for stantion materials. I found some snakewood and cut a piece of 5/16” square to make the stand.

I used a 1/4” chisel to make the dowel holes square in both pieces and then used epoxy to glue the snakewood into the Cherry Burl base and also the Tiger Maple clock.

Finish was satin gel Poly top coat. It was applied with a paper towel, left for a minute or so and then wiped off. About 6 coats were applied.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#1 posted 11-19-2014 02:18 AM

Great job Karson, sure someone is very happy

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

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#2 posted 11-19-2014 02:36 AM

Nice job Karson. Should make the winner happy!

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#3 posted 11-19-2014 04:16 AM

Very nice looking clock..great build

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#4 posted 11-19-2014 05:44 AM

Very cool design! It looks like it’s dancing!

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#5 posted 11-19-2014 05:51 AM


-- Zipsss

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#6 posted 11-19-2014 11:10 AM

I like it a lot. It’s uniqued and nicely designed.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#7 posted 11-19-2014 12:31 PM

Gorgeous clock, Karson! Gonna make one of the members very happy.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#8 posted 11-19-2014 02:25 PM

Very unique design.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#9 posted 11-19-2014 02:40 PM

One of a kind and cool looking Karson.

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#10 posted 11-19-2014 06:44 PM

Hey buddy;

Very nice job! However, I looked at this picture twice now, and both times, the time was wrong!


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#11 posted 11-19-2014 07:49 PM

Very Kewl design and I love clocks

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

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Joe Lyddon

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#12 posted 11-19-2014 10:09 PM

Karson, Very NICE!

Someone will be HAPPY getting it!

Cool design!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

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#13 posted 11-20-2014 12:47 AM

Great Lookin clock Karson

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#14 posted 11-20-2014 03:38 AM

Great work Buddy

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#15 posted 11-20-2014 05:35 AM

Thanks guys for the kind comments on this clock.

It amplifies my feelings about this clock also. Thanks.

I’ll be happy to provide a PDF of the plans if anyone wants one. I’ll have to scan it in, but I’ll get it to you.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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