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Project by Aaron McCain posted 12-29-2012 07:12 PM 4305 views 18 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This clock was a Christmas gift that I made for my brother’s family. I pretty much followed the plans exactly from Wood Magazine issue 198 (July 2010). It is made out of a single piece of 12” wide pine that I picked up from Home Depot. I’m not a big fan of pine, so I didn’t feel bad when I decided to paint the clock brown. I made separate backs, painting one pink (for the girls) and wiping the second with a dark Danish Oil.

It was a fun little project and well received by my nieces.





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#1 posted 12-29-2012 09:23 PM

I’ve got these plans somewhere you done a great job on it

-- robert dignam

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#2 posted 12-29-2012 09:28 PM

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#3 posted 12-29-2012 09:47 PM

Very Nice! I know the kids will love them!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#4 posted 12-30-2012 02:53 AM

Thanks guys, it makes me laugh whenever I see it. It is only one clock with an interchangeable back plate.

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#5 posted 01-02-2013 02:26 AM

Where did you get the clock face?

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#6 posted 01-04-2013 06:33 AM

I ordered the clock face from http://www.meiselwoodhobby.com/Home.aspx per the instructions in the issue of Wood Magazine. There is a kit for the dancing clock that comes with the face, the clock mechanism, and the pendulum. It was the easiest part of the project.

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#7 posted 02-06-2014 05:15 PM

I know this is a older post, but I recently made one of these and ordered my clock hardware from meisel, for some reason I can’t figure out my pendulem hits the sides when it swings. I have adjusted everything i know to no avail. I would like to make more for gifts but not till I get this figured out. Any ideas would be appreciated.

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#8 posted 02-06-2014 05:17 PM

It sure is an eye catcher. You did a nice job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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Aaron McCain

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#9 posted 02-06-2014 05:21 PM

Keithh41, I had to twist the body of the clock mechanism in the head to rotate the pivot point for the pendulum away from the walls of the clock.

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#10 posted 02-24-2021 09:47 PM

Aaron, I realize this is from 9 years ago and I don’t know if any of you are still monitoring this.

I have been trying to track down the clock kit from this Dancing clock for years.
My father was a carpenter and he found this in the Wood July 2010 issue, and made it for my daughter’s 1st birthday in 2012. I had my mom track down the large diagram that my dad used to make the clock, but it did not have the specific clock one needs to buy to put it in.
I’m finding many “Takane no (0) jewels” clocks on amazon (see below), but none with this 1.25” shaft.
It makes me smile to look at each day, but sad as the clock hands broke off.
If you could help me locate it, it would be a very special gift for my daughter’s 10th birthday later this year.

Thank you and I hope you and your family are safe and sound.

https://www.amazon.com/Quartz-Clock-Movement-Pendulum-Set/dp/B001FTO0EC/ref=sr_1_58?dchild=1&keywords=Quartz+Clock+Movement+and+Pendulum+shaft+length+1-1%2F10+Inch&qid=1614202960&sr=8-58

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#11 posted 02-24-2021 10:36 PM

Cayenne,

I found this kit that looks like it would work.

https://www.meiselwoodhobby.com/Products/ViewProduct.aspx?ID=47031&Path=44526

Aaron

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#12 posted 02-24-2021 10:42 PM

THANK YOU Aaron. So fast! You did what I couldn’t find using google for years. : )

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