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Project by VanDesignWoodworkin posted 01-14-2022 01:54 PM 412 views 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We had a little bit of warmish weather in Michigan the past couple days, so I was able to get into the garage and make another fly fishing clock. I made some changes to the design. I like the 45 degree angles on the interior “easel” that the clock face rests against.

The clock face itself is wild cherry gall and the outer are pieces of that Kelley Burl (named after my brother-in-law who got me some burl I couldn’t identify)

The fish is made from a blank playing card, so it’s tough stock. Additionally, it is spray painted in high gloss black paint. The fish too receives about four coats of wipe on poly.

I made some modifications to the fly rod. More than anything, using a type of bolt, I was able to have a metallic fly reel. So the reel is no longer glued to the rod, but instead is sunk 5/8 inches into the wood. Then I glued the rod to the reel. I think it looks a lot better.

The final pic is of the two clocks side by side. I already have a frame glued together for clock #3.

Thanks for looking!

-- "Wine gets better with age. Cheese gets better with age. It's not your fault that you're not wine or cheese."





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#1 posted 01-14-2022 02:07 PM

I guess my eye doesn’t see things like many others do
The sides ( to me ) take away from the overall picture. I’m not saying it’s not attractive because it is, it’s another fine specimen of ones imagination.
In my world tho, the outer frame dimension would be square and plumb on the outside. As nice as the live edge pieces are, they seem to be in the way of a really nice frame work.

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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VanDesignWoodworkin

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#2 posted 01-14-2022 02:14 PM

Funny you write this, Dick. I was just thinking today that I could try one with just the fish and the rod on the sides… no extra burls… though maybe one piece of burl on the top and bottom part of the frame, but contained within the frame.

So… stay turned.

That approach, if it turns out well, actually saves me some burl!


I guess my eye doesn t see things like many others do
The sides ( to me ) take away from the overall picture. I m not saying it s not attractive because it is, it s another fine specimen of ones imagination.
In my world tho, the outer frame dimension would be square and plumb on the outside. As nice as the live edge pieces are, they seem to be in the way of a really nice frame work.

- recycle1943


-- "Wine gets better with age. Cheese gets better with age. It's not your fault that you're not wine or cheese."

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#3 posted 01-14-2022 02:26 PM

Sometimes more isn’t really better and like you said, might save some burl. When I make anything out of wormy chestnut I nearly always resaw it and plan my project accordingly. I just hate to waste wormy, too expensive and too scarce
with your clocks, perhaps less might be better all around

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#4 posted 01-14-2022 02:58 PM

Another very impressive clock.

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#5 posted 01-14-2022 03:42 PM

Thanks for posting more pictures. Great work and detail.

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#6 posted 01-14-2022 04:16 PM

Thanks, Bob!


Another very impressive clock.

- BurlyBob


-- "Wine gets better with age. Cheese gets better with age. It's not your fault that you're not wine or cheese."

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#7 posted 01-14-2022 04:16 PM

Thank you!


Thanks for posting more pictures. Great work and detail.

- woodetal


-- "Wine gets better with age. Cheese gets better with age. It's not your fault that you're not wine or cheese."

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#8 posted 01-15-2022 12:20 AM

Another nice clock there Van.

Here is a thought for you on this design. Use a thin stock for the fish, maybe basswood, you can find the thin stock at the hobby shops. Then you could stain it, instead of painting.

-- Eric, building the dream

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#9 posted 01-15-2022 01:35 AM

Looking good.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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#10 posted 01-15-2022 04:11 AM

That looks good…The rod looks more like what it’s supposed to represent…I thought the last one was supposed to represent a fly, not the rod…
I like Erics idea…Still have a winner there anyway…
Cool man…

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

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VanDesignWoodworkin

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#11 posted 01-15-2022 03:38 PM

Going to look into that today, Eric!


Another nice clock there Van.

Here is a thought for you on this design. Use a thin stock for the fish, maybe basswood, you can find the thin stock at the hobby shops. Then you could stain it, instead of painting.

- Eric


-- "Wine gets better with age. Cheese gets better with age. It's not your fault that you're not wine or cheese."

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VanDesignWoodworkin

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#12 posted 01-15-2022 03:38 PM

Thank you!


Looking good.

- swirt


-- "Wine gets better with age. Cheese gets better with age. It's not your fault that you're not wine or cheese."

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#13 posted 01-15-2022 03:39 PM

Thanks, Jack! Yeah, I can see where that first fly rod could also be seen as me trying to replicate some kind of river insect. Glad that this new fly rod design is looking more like a fly rod!

That looks good…The rod looks more like what it s supposed to represent…I thought the last one was supposed to represent a fly, not the rod… I like Erics idea…Still have a winner there anyway… Cool man…

- mtnwild


-- "Wine gets better with age. Cheese gets better with age. It's not your fault that you're not wine or cheese."

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#14 posted 01-16-2022 03:24 PM

Like it Well done

-- What I make is for others....How I make it is for me.

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VanDesignWoodworkin

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#15 posted 01-16-2022 03:44 PM

Thanks!

Like it Well done

- Rwolinski


-- "Wine gets better with age. Cheese gets better with age. It's not your fault that you're not wine or cheese."

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