Tidal Clock

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Project by Dan Nolan posted 06-18-2020 10:50 PM 974 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I helped my brother-in-law help build this tidal clock. He did the electrical parts and I showed him how to do the woodworking. Made from Padauk.

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#1 posted 06-19-2020 02:17 AM

That is a really cool clock. I have never seen a tidal clock!

cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 06-19-2020 03:09 AM

I love the elegant simplicity of the front and the massive complexity of the innards.

Just as an aside you can buy a single hand tide clock mechanism from for $10

Single hand $10 tidal movement

-- The hump with the stump and the pump!

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#3 posted 06-19-2020 05:09 PM

I’d never heard of a tidal clock either so I had to look it up. I really like the rounded corners with the dovetails. Simple, clean lines make the quality of the woodworking really stand out. The brass details look sharp against the paduak.

Are you going to finish it? I notice the unfinished paduak I have will get a white haze on it if it isn’t finished.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#4 posted 06-22-2020 03:42 AM

Nice job and congratulations on your ‘Daily Top 3’ award.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#5 posted 06-23-2020 07:47 PM

That is so cool! Lovely work, and a fun gadget. It reminds me of the beautiful old oak and brass nautical instruments like you see in museums.

-- "wood" and "good" rhyme, but not "food"

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