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Project by JL7 posted 12-18-2013 02:38 AM 2915 views 15 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my 4th Christmas as a woodworker and I’m scaling back….....The last 3 were marathon builds and this year was just an easy glide…...

6 clocks, I always hum Coldplay when building clocks….

All the clock faces are Curly Maple. Frames are various hardwood flooring scraps. Just mixed and matched. The little back panels are held on with raw earth magnets…...just in case someone peeks in the back. Brass rod to suspend the Curly Maple in the frame…

Finish is 3 coats of spray Lacquer and a Beall wood buff process….

Fun build, I took my time…..... :)

Thanks for looking…

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#1 posted 12-18-2013 02:41 AM

They look great. I am sure they will be enjoyed.

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#2 posted 12-18-2013 02:43 AM

Thanks Shane – that was the fastest reply on LJ….....appreciate it….....

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#3 posted 12-18-2013 03:12 AM

Jeff I kicked on the song while I looked at your work.
It fits.
The suspension is a great touch. Appreciate the present hour … Sit and hear your own breathing and look out on the universe and be content … One does not have to do something to pass the time; time can pass by itself

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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#4 posted 12-18-2013 03:20 AM

Looks great. Very unique and individual.

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#5 posted 12-18-2013 03:29 AM

Thanks (Super)Dave and David for taking the time to stop by…...appreciate it….....

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#6 posted 12-18-2013 04:40 AM

I just received my order from….
Wanna help me plan, cut & assemble my Christmas gifts???
I’m running out of time!!!

BTW: Nice clocks!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#7 posted 12-18-2013 04:49 AM

Randy…....Don’t think you want or need my help… got this…......go for it…..... thanks man.

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#8 posted 12-18-2013 05:56 AM

Hi Jeff,
Nice song and great clocks. COngrats on your Xmas marathon. I´m handicapped (Just lazy, not as Larry thou)

-- Back home. Fernando

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#9 posted 12-18-2013 02:51 PM

Nice design. Very sleek!


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#10 posted 12-18-2013 02:51 PM

Cool joinery on some fine presents, very good Jeff!

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#11 posted 12-18-2013 03:52 PM

Hey Fernando – get it together….we want to see some projects! Thanks for stopping…..

Barb – appreciate it!

Waho – box joints were done on the router table with the Incra fence, which is pretty simple once you’ve done a few…..thanks!

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#12 posted 12-18-2013 04:10 PM

Very nice. Where do you buy the mechanical clock parts and arms ?

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#13 posted 12-18-2013 04:47 PM

Thanks Shawn…..I actually bought 3 boxes full of clock parts from a lady on Craigslist for $50…....I have more clock parts then I know what to do with…...except for the little retaining nuts that secure the movements to the face…she seemed to leave those out of the assortment. I’m having a tough time figuring out where to buy a quantity of them…..

Otherwise, I would imagine Klockit would be a good source for this stuff…..but there are many others as well..

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#14 posted 12-18-2013 05:47 PM

great work jeff

and as ever

‘right on time’


-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#15 posted 12-18-2013 05:51 PM

Great Job Jeff!! I like this quite a bit, I may have to borrow some of your design for something in the future if you don’t mind

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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