A Special Clock for a good friend!

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Project by Ken90712 posted 10-11-2010 10:47 PM 2465 views 5 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

First off Thx to the, WoodWhisper’s ( Marc ) video on the interesting clock design. Watched it in his video section one day and thought this would work for the shorts.

I just made one of Marc’s clocks he posted on his site. It was for a friend whose Father was a Reverend and had passed away while ago. My buddy gave me 2 big boxes of different exotic wood’s his father collected over the years. They were all shorts, none more than 12 inches long. After watching his clock video I thought it would be perfect gift he could remember him by.

I used Cherry for the frame and Padauk for the splines and center floating section. I use 1/4 inch cherry dowel, and a clock insert from Rockler. I had the plate made at a bowling trophy shop and used 5 min epoxy on the back to secure it. I made a jug for the splines.

I used my new Incra 1000 and Forrest Woodworker II for the miters and must say, I like the way they come out! I have 3 more that will go as gifts when done.

It was a perfect project with the wood I received.

Again Thank-you I really hope he likes this and every-time he looks at it has great memories of a wonderful man and Father.

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

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#1 posted 10-11-2010 11:06 PM

great little clockwork :-)
and good use of some of the resived wood

take care

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#2 posted 10-12-2010 12:55 AM

Beautiful! I never get bored of seeing people make those clocks! A great way to turn scraps into something useful and funk. Thanks for sharing!


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#3 posted 10-12-2010 06:43 AM

Crisp, clean….well done.

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#4 posted 10-12-2010 07:17 AM

I especially like the contrasting splines!

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#5 posted 10-12-2010 07:19 AM

Beautiful splines.

Beautiful work.

So sorry about the reason, but …. there really ARE no better sorts of gifts, considering the circumstances.

Really nicely done.

And …. that Spagnuolo guy … DOES know a thing or two :-)

-- -- Neil

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#6 posted 10-12-2010 08:11 AM

That is such a nice idea for a gift and memory rolled into one.
The design is great too, must go and check that site out now.

-- Theresa,

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#7 posted 10-12-2010 10:10 AM

Yes such a nice way to remember a person.
So well made, so we can see that jig works.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#8 posted 10-12-2010 12:53 PM

Ken, this is a nice looking clock that you have created. And the story behind it is appreciated as well. I have often said that the story can be as important as the build itself. This certainly looks like it would be a fun build. I will have to put this on my project list.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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