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Project by VanDesignWoodworkin posted 01-20-2022 05:06 PM 517 views 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Had the chance to make another fly fishing clock. I do have a couple fly shops getting back to me, so I suspect I’ll land at least a couple of these where fly fishers might get their eyes on them.

Went with a piece of “Kelley Burl” and I really like how the gold clock hands work with it.

I’m really liking how everyone’s suggestions helped me make these clocks even better… especially the wooden fish!

For the outer trim, I decided to go with a gray barn wood-looking stain.

These clocks are getting me itching for May when I can get out and do some actual fly fishing.

p.s. I do now see that dry spot on the clock face, and I will be adding some poly!

-- "What do you mean, 'Give me some wild cherry gall?' What do you think, this stuff grows on trees or something?"





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#1 posted 01-20-2022 05:21 PM

they keep getting better – your stores may not do much til spring thaw tho

-- 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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#2 posted 01-20-2022 05:30 PM

Thanks, Dick! Yeah, a few owners have sent compliments but want me to hit them up in the spring!


they keep getting better – your stores may not do much til spring thaw tho

- recycle1943


-- "What do you mean, 'Give me some wild cherry gall?' What do you think, this stuff grows on trees or something?"

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#3 posted 01-20-2022 07:01 PM

looks good van.what grit are you sanding to ?

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#4 posted 01-20-2022 07:16 PM

Usually to 240.


looks good van.what grit are you sanding to ?

- pottz


-- "What do you mean, 'Give me some wild cherry gall?' What do you think, this stuff grows on trees or something?"

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#5 posted 01-20-2022 08:09 PM



Usually to 240.

looks good van.what grit are you sanding to ?

- pottz

- VanDesignWoodworkin


i was wondering because on the close ups it appears a little rough ?

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#6 posted 01-20-2022 08:40 PM

I’ll keep an eye out for that in the future, Pottz… thanks!

Usually to 240.

looks good van.what grit are you sanding to ?

- pottz

- VanDesignWoodworkin

i was wondering because on the close ups it appears a little rough ?

- pottz


-- "What do you mean, 'Give me some wild cherry gall?' What do you think, this stuff grows on trees or something?"

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#7 posted 01-20-2022 11:29 PM

Looks great!
That burl wood often has soft spots that no amount of sanding will help. It will absorb the finish differently. Never blend in. Sometimes CA glue will harden that up. Maybe some epoxy right there. Looks fine though to me. It’s burl wood and burl wood are variable.
Think about making your fish from some of your small scraps. Bet you have some nice, speckled pieces somewhere that would mimic a fish pretty good.
Yea, the gold hands are nice. They show up well.
Cool man.

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

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#8 posted 01-20-2022 11:52 PM

Looking good Van, glad to hear you getting some bites from the shops. But yes take n the spring, which is not that far off. 4-6 weeks here.

-- Eric, building the dream

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#9 posted 01-21-2022 01:02 AM

Thanks for looking, Jack!

Looks great! That burl wood often has soft spots that no amount of sanding will help. It will absorb the finish differently. Never blend in. Sometimes CA glue will harden that up. Maybe some epoxy right there. Looks fine though to me. It s burl wood and burl wood are variable. Think about making your fish from some of your small scraps. Bet you have some nice, speckled pieces somewhere that would mimic a fish pretty good. Yea, the gold hands are nice. They show up well. Cool man.

- mtnwild


-- "What do you mean, 'Give me some wild cherry gall?' What do you think, this stuff grows on trees or something?"

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#10 posted 01-21-2022 01:03 AM

Spring feels like 14 to 16 weeks away here!


Looking good Van, glad to hear you getting some bites from the shops. But yes take n the spring, which is not that far off. 4-6 weeks here.

- Eric


-- "What do you mean, 'Give me some wild cherry gall?' What do you think, this stuff grows on trees or something?"

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#11 posted 01-21-2022 02:01 AM

Looks good.

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

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#12 posted 01-21-2022 02:25 AM

Thanks!


Looks good.

- swirt


-- "What do you mean, 'Give me some wild cherry gall?' What do you think, this stuff grows on trees or something?"

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#13 posted 01-25-2022 02:31 AM

that is so cool!

-- Pain is temporary, quitting is forever.

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#14 posted 01-25-2022 02:34 AM

Thanks, man!


that is so cool!

- Grizz01


-- "What do you mean, 'Give me some wild cherry gall?' What do you think, this stuff grows on trees or something?"

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