funky clock

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Project by MonteCristo posted 06-13-2012 03:13 AM 1735 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is a prototype clock based on an idea I had to make a clock that didn`t need those tacky numbers that are used on a lot of wooden clocks. The alternating segments of black walnut and spalted maple allow you to tell the time without the numbers.

I call it a prototype because, as you can see, the relief cuts are a bit wonky and the edging is rather unimaginative. It`s only about 8 inches in diameter.

I made the relief cuits because I was worried that without them the clock might crack at some point. There have been no signs of it suffering from humidity changes and I am wondering if the relief cuts, especially on a small clock like this, are really necessary. When I get around to making another I will make the relief cuts a lot more subtle (and more accurately positioned !) I might even just put brown paper in the joints.

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Tom Godfrey

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#1 posted 06-13-2012 03:21 AM

That’s pretty neat. Been looking for a design for a clock for my little lady.
Thanks for the idea.

-- Tom Godfrey Landrum South Carolina ([email protected])

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Ben Martin

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#2 posted 06-13-2012 01:47 PM

Nice work. I have been working on a similar design, without the relief cuts, using yellow birch and cherry. the face, which is nearly identical in layout has sat in the back of my car for 2 weeks, through major changes in temperature and humidity, and the only movement I have noticed was at the center, where I had to redrill the hole for the clock insert.

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#3 posted 07-19-2012 08:00 PM

I dig the relief cuts, if you make the clocks custom for the wall then the wall color will contrast the wood and have a really great effect…

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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