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Project by W.F. Judt posted 03-09-2021 03:56 AM 1315 views 2 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi:

Just today I completed a 24 hour clock (military time) for my son and his family. He’s a Major in Canadian Forces.

The clock was made from the lid of a wine barrel. Although the clock’s hands are not showing in the photos, they were included in the package I shipped out. The clock movement attaches to a recess on the back of the clock. The movement has a 7/8” stem, and will have 8” hand attached.

Dimension is 20” diameter. Clear finish. White Oak.

-- "Faith is a better tool than than fear to process a crisis. Fear views a crisis as a threat. Faith views a crisis as a means for God to work a higher purpose. β€œ





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Bobsboxes

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#1 posted 03-09-2021 04:18 AM

Very nice, recycled barrel lid, great carving.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#2 posted 03-09-2021 05:02 AM

Super carving!!

-- Pete

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#3 posted 03-09-2021 11:51 AM

Amazing work!

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#4 posted 03-09-2021 12:44 PM

That is beautifully done! Fantastic work :-)

-- I collect hobbies. There is no sense in limiting yourself (Don W) - - - - - - - - Kenny in SW VA

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#5 posted 03-09-2021 12:52 PM

What a beautiful gift! Not being a carver, how long does it take to complete a project like this?

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#6 posted 03-09-2021 01:17 PM

wow i thought this was a CNC project until i looked at the pictures, fantastic

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#7 posted 03-09-2021 03:23 PM

Yep, me also, I thought another piece of CNC work,,,, but then I saw the rest of the pictures…. Beautiful carving, beautiful clock!

-- β€œThe only thing necessary for the triumph of evil, is for good men to do nothing"- Edmond Burke

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#8 posted 03-09-2021 06:11 PM

About the clock face… CNC has its place in the world of fabrication and art, for sure. But when one gets into hardwoods like oak, maple, hickory, beech and the like, CNC struggles to keep up.

This carving took me about 24 hours, total, after the pattern was complete. All done with traditional hand tools.

-- "Faith is a better tool than than fear to process a crisis. Fear views a crisis as a threat. Faith views a crisis as a means for God to work a higher purpose. β€œ

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#9 posted 03-09-2021 06:23 PM

Very nicely done! I’m certain he will treasure it for a long time. That oak must have been hard on the tool edges. Should have painted that leaf. IMO

-- Ron, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#10 posted 03-09-2021 09:25 PM

Excellent work. I’ll bet your son loves it. I know I would.

-- Cats, beer and wood...perfect.

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#11 posted 03-09-2021 11:37 PM

Whoa, You really know your way around the wood. 24 Hours, amazing..

Great projects, cool man…

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

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#12 posted 03-10-2021 02:27 AM

Really sharp looking. I like the way you put both regular and military time on the same face the way you did. Excellent job !!! Mel

-- MEL, Kansas

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W.F. Judt

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#13 posted 03-11-2021 03:24 AM

Actually, White Oak carves quit well, and its far easier on carving tool edges than, say, Cherry. I’ve found that the density of a species of wood has less to do with its carvability than one might expect. Over the years I’ve used more oak (red and white) than any other wood except the harder birch species.

And, next time I will consider painting the leaf :-)


Very nicely done! I m certain he will treasure it for a long time. That oak must have been hard on the tool edges. Should have painted that leaf. IMO

- Northwest29


-- "Faith is a better tool than than fear to process a crisis. Fear views a crisis as a threat. Faith views a crisis as a means for God to work a higher purpose. β€œ

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#14 posted 03-23-2021 09:47 PM

If you paint the leaf, will it be red or green? (for the US members who may not know it, the Canadian flag has a red maple leaf in the center.)

I’d love to try one of these, but in marquetry rather than carving. Not sure what else I would add, as I’m ex RCAF reg force and past drum major of the Essex and Kent Scottish regiment, Canadiaqn Army Reserves in Windsor, Ontario. Maybe a Gannet over the top (the Gannet is the bird, similar to an Albatross, that is on the cap badge of the RCAF) and a Highland Drum Major in full kit instead of the central leaf, but with smaller leaves as hour markers. It would be a challenge to do in veneers, especially the drummy. (Oh God! Veneering TARTAN!)

Paul the fellow Canuck

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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