Guardian Angels Wall Clock

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Project by BammBamm posted 04-24-2010 11:26 PM 4477 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

First off, a photographer, I am not. :-D

This is the latest project I have been working on in my shop. It is called The Guardian Angel Wall Clock. I took some liberties with the pattern, as it called for a light colored wood for the overlay work, on a dark colored wood for the main frame. Whenever the pattern was calling for oak, I made it out of walnut…and wherever it was calling for walnut I made it out of oak. All the rest of the details of the pattern I didn’t fuss with. Just wanted to be something different and not ‘out of the box’...
Clock works is a 4 1/2” dial, with an adjustable pendulum and the works itself plays Westminster Chimes with the hours counted off on the hour. Was a fun piece to make, several mitered corners to fit up.

Thank You, and best of luck and enjoyment on your own projects.

-- Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished. --Lao Tzu

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#1 posted 04-24-2010 11:47 PM

Beautifull clock, great patience was involved I’m sure. What kind of scroll saw and more specifically, what blades are your favorite?

-- Michiganmark, I dream in wood......I'll blame it on my grandfather

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#2 posted 04-25-2010 12:47 AM

Michigan Mark…...Thanks for the comment!

I cut with a Hegner Multimax 22V….most projects I do involve material around a 1/4” thick, and the blades that I use most of the time are a #5R. on this project i used the 5R, but in a precision ground blade. They cut well, and since they are a ground blade, they seem to last longer. If I cut thicker material, I try and use a 7R…reverse tooth blades work well as they don’t splinter out on the tableside of the cut. With the 22V, the speed is variable, so if I cut material thinner than 1/4”, I still like to use the 5R’s, and can just slow the blade speed down.

-- Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished. --Lao Tzu

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#3 posted 04-25-2010 03:42 AM

Nice clock! Beautiful work!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#4 posted 04-25-2010 03:43 AM

Wonderful work an outstanding clock

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#5 posted 04-25-2010 03:49 AM

Great Job! I have made this clock also so I know what goes into it. I realy like the walnut look. How did you finish it?

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#6 posted 04-25-2010 04:05 AM

Beautiful looking clock. Very nicely done. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#7 posted 04-25-2010 08:18 AM

finished using waterbased verathane polyurethane…..

-- Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished. --Lao Tzu

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#8 posted 04-25-2010 10:13 AM

Beautifully done. pitty I dont like angels, so I think you will have to make another one! :)

-- Theresa,

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#9 posted 04-25-2010 05:41 PM

this is wonderful! very impressive

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#10 posted 04-25-2010 11:03 PM

I love Angels and so did my Mom. I also do scrollwork but not often enough. This piece is outstanding. A lot of pain between the shoulders. Great job and just beautiful.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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