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Project by VanDesignWoodworkin posted 01-29-2022 01:20 AM 598 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Gave another wall clock a shot with that Ambrosia Maple. I’ve made quite a few fly fishing clocks now, but this is the first wall clock.

It’s 10” by 10”

Not sure how I feel about this one… feels muted. Notwithstanding, I often hear on here that less is more, so I held off on any embellishments. I suppose it does have the right look for someone’s rustic fishing cabin.

Did try a couple new things:

I included pictures of the corners. I think I’m getting adept at extending the grain patterns into the next piece using pencil and touch-up markers.

This fly rod is probably my favorite. I used touch-up markers to make the dowel piece look like cork.

The fish is new too. I made it to look like a rainbow trout and also got inspired to try the splashes around it.

Because it looks nice and received compliments previously, I added dark outside trim.

The dark brown pieces on either side of the clock face echo the dark brown of the trim. They also serve to hide the edges of clock movement.

Thanks for looking.

Oh, and this makes my 30th clock!

-- "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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recycle1943

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#1 posted 01-29-2022 02:35 AM

Overall is a good looking clock, the rainbow is dynamite as is the water splashes around it. The dark frame work is a nice touch and I don’t think less applies to this one. It ( to me ) looks complete
Good job Van

-- 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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pottz

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#2 posted 01-29-2022 03:26 AM

im not feelin this one ,the proportions just dont jive to me.miters are lookin good though.hey bud ill never lie to you,that serves no purpose makin you better !

-- 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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VanDesignWoodworkin

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#3 posted 01-29-2022 03:29 AM

It’s not my favorite either. It’s not bad… it just doesn’t pop.


im not feelin this one ,the proportions just dont jive to me.miters are lookin good though.hey bud ill never lie to you,that serves no purpose makin you better !

- 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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Eric

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#4 posted 01-29-2022 02:56 PM

Not bad Van. The fish is amazing along with the rod. I do think that the two side boards take away from the design (the ones just inside the miters).

Overall good job.

-- Eric, building the dream

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VanDesignWoodworkin

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#5 posted 01-29-2022 03:12 PM

How would you remove them if they are wood glued in?


Not bad Van. The fish is amazing along with the rod. I do think that the two side boards take away from the design (the ones just inside the miters).

Overall good job.

- 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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#6 posted 01-29-2022 03:39 PM

Nice work on the trout. I like the idea of the drops but to me they draw the eyes away from the awesome trout. maybe if the drop color was a little more subdued. I am really enjoying all your experimentation with variations and bringing us all along for the ride.

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

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Eric

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#7 posted 01-29-2022 04:46 PM

You could use an oscillating tool, some folks call them a fin tool. There are a number of tool companies that make them now, corded, battery. I have a Dremel corded.

Or just leave it alone and apply the changes to the next one.

-- Eric, building the dream

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VanDesignWoodworkin

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#8 posted 01-29-2022 05:26 PM

Actually, I pressed my thumb firmly behind them and they popped right out… more to come.


You could use an oscillating tool, some folks call them a fin tool. There are a number of tool companies that make them now, corded, battery. I have a Dremel corded.

Or just leave it alone and apply the changes to the next one.

- 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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mtnwild

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#9 posted 01-29-2022 06:53 PM

Looks fine. Put in in the collection, move on.

My critique would be; The clock has a lot of free space. That it is a clock, takes a second look. I’d move the small center piece to the front of the board and add the 12, 3, 6, 9, locations to their spots…Was thinking some tied flies might go good there. Just a couple of my thoughts.

Cool man…

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

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