Desk Clock for Sister

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Project by SgtSnafu posted 11-15-2010 11:33 PM 2092 views 7 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I am behind on posting my projects, Will be posting several today…

Here is a an Art Deco Clock that I made for my Sisters Birthday last year (told you I was behind..) The woods are Walnut and Oak.

This plan was featured in the November 2008 issue of WOOD

-- Scotty - aka... SgtSnafu - Randleman NC

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#1 posted 11-15-2010 11:56 PM

I like this. I want to make some clocks sometime. Great projects….............

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#2 posted 11-16-2010 12:03 AM

The design is very unique, but the walnut really makes it!. Awesome figure.

-- John @

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#3 posted 11-16-2010 12:24 AM

Wonderful wood, great design.

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#4 posted 11-16-2010 01:24 AM

That walnut is incredible!

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#5 posted 11-16-2010 12:31 PM

A very nice piece.
Is the main clock piece one piece or 3 pieces glued together.
Did you dowel the clock to the base?

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#6 posted 11-16-2010 03:45 PM

Yeah – I was like a kid in a candy store when I found this figured walnut.. ;-) – Thank you everyone for all the kind words.

The main portion of the clock is three separate pieces. The side pieces fit into a stopped dado, and are mortised into the base. The drawing shows 1/4” dado, and mortise, but I had to adjust mine. I cut the sides out of the same thickness as the middle portion, and they ended up being “about” 5/16 thick… On this one I also did not do the chamfer that is called for… Oh – And I did make the base about 10% larger than called for as I felt it would be top heavy otherwise…

-- Scotty - aka... SgtSnafu - Randleman NC

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