White painted version of Dancing Clock

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Project by DaleMaley posted 01-12-2019 06:26 PM 849 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This project has been posted several times on this forum.

My cousin saw a photo of this clock, which was stained brown. She asked me to make a white painted version for her.

After some research, I found out this was in a 2010 woodworking magazine, and you can still buy the plan and the hardware kit for this clock…..........which I did. The links for the plan and kit are on my web site address below.

I was nervous about excessive sanding required….......whenever you try to cut curved forms on several layers of wood, and glue them up. To minimize the sanding, I cut the pieces on the scroll saw versus the band saw. I can cut much more accurately on the scroll saw.

Since the wood was pine, not that much sanding was required.

If one was to make this out of hardwood, I would be tempted to try to use a guided router bit and patter, to make the pieces even closer to each other….....than scroll sawing.

The standard pattern calls for the clock face to be vertical. The photo my cousin saw had the face rotated 15 degrees clockwise… I rotate mine as well to match the photo she saw. This clock is sensitive to movement rotation, so I put in a screw in the movement… it stays put when one changes batteries.

You can see all the details of this build on my woodworking web site here.


-- Dale, Illinois,

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#1 posted 01-12-2019 09:30 PM

After all the years this clock design has been around, I still like it. Great job. If you have to paint the wood, at least you used pine…I hate hiding grain design with paint

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#2 posted 01-13-2019 01:00 AM

Great clock Dale, and as usual your supporting pages add what just a few pics miss.

Thanks for posting.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#3 posted 01-13-2019 10:28 AM

This is always funny and adorable project…great work !

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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