Clock Project using all my tools !

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Project by rockmolsen posted 02-11-2018 07:13 PM 816 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

For the most part I consider myself to be a great copier!. Meaning I can take a plan or even a food recipe and produce a product or a meal. On rare occasions my creative juices are working and I can come up with an original idea different from other makers work. This is one of those occasions.

I purchased the Inventables X-Carve not really knowing how I would incorporate its abilities into my woodworking. This weekend I had an idea and here is the end result.

I used almost every tool in my shop. The X-Carve to create the clock face. Both jointer and planer to make the clock face panel. Drum sander, to get it and the outer segmented ring flat. Table saw and radial arm saw for both the face panel and outer ring and finally my Wedgie Sled and lathe to make the outer ring. Lets not forget a ROS and drill press. The Saw blade and dots in the face are epoxy resin filled, was going for a metal/aluminum look but with the epoxy powders I had on hand this was the result. I did try using my router table to create a round-over edge on the completed face but liked the look of it being a bit proud of the outer ring better.

I do feel like I’m getting the handle on the X-Carve – its a learning process for sure. Those of you with a sharp eye might notice my spacing of the dots was not perfect. I couldn’t figure out in the Easel software how to space those evenly. The diameter is about 11.5 inches. I had the clock movement laying around for a while, it came from Michaels I think?

I really had fun trying to figure out how to create something from scratch and without someone else’s borrowed plan. Big dilemma now is to keep it or sell it at a show?

-- Rick --------The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.

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#1 posted 02-11-2018 08:18 PM

Seems to be a timely project! The clocks in my shop are all boring except the Minny Mouse one that does not work! But I keep it anyway! I may have to try to make one eventually.. It will NOT be near as nice as this one though.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#2 posted 02-12-2018 04:55 AM

That’s a lot cooler than the clock I have in my shop Rick. Looks like you will have lots of fun with the X-Carve.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#3 posted 02-12-2018 03:14 PM

It’s realy awesome design. No wonder you used all tools. Less demanding project and my workshop is a mess. Great looking and unique clock.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 02-12-2018 10:10 PM

Very nice looking clock—it’s got the right amount of design elements to keep it simple yet interesting!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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