Rising Sun wall clock

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Project by aurora posted 07-01-2009 04:38 AM 2081 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

used up some scrap materials, .... came up with this. pine, hand carved details, off the shelf spindles, battery powered German movement and stained with some left over green paint that I thinned down about 100% forgot to add: #1 door latch hardware is cold worked, ... a nail that is hammered flat and bent into a hook that latches onto another nail. Inexpensive and very pleasing to the eye. Separates it from the mass produced clones. #2 door has no hinges, rather it is similar to an old french piece i once restored that hasd a vertical pin (nail) that the door pivots on from the top and bottom frame that is predrilled and vertically hammered into the door frame. Cheap and efficient method of pivoting the door, and far more aesthetically appealing than some of the cheap plated hinges available.

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#1 posted 07-01-2009 04:43 AM

Unique design well done


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#2 posted 07-01-2009 05:23 AM

Nice work, great use of some old scraps lying around. BTKS

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#3 posted 07-04-2009 02:15 AM

I like this.

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#4 posted 07-04-2009 02:36 AM

A very nice clock.

-- 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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#5 posted 07-10-2009 04:05 AM

great design it’s a beauty

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#6 posted 02-08-2010 02:38 AM

Love the rustic clock!

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#7 posted 02-18-2010 05:10 PM

Very nice clock. I like the Scandinavian touches you have in the bench, in the forms of diamonds, as well as the sun in this piece. Enjoyed seeing all of your projects.

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