I am building a him and a her

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Project by Jess Littlefield posted 02-03-2014 03:52 PM 2176 views 3 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I used white Ash again. Best wood I ever worked with. You can see from all the different things I have posted here on Lumberjocks I turn all the straight boards into curves before I finish.. I don’t use plans except on some scroll saw things. It does make me feel better if I am the designer also.
I start with one thought and by the time it gets built I have come up with a few changes here and there for another. The tall clock was started after the first one was finished. I buy wood appliques, which they are called but I just call them moldings, then trace around them for a pattern so I can make my own so most all of the white on the taller clock was made by me and a little on the shorter clock. These are all more than twice as thick as the store bought appliques.
They have about ten coats of Lacquer.

-- Jess Littlefield

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#1 posted 02-03-2014 04:11 PM

Those are beautiful clocks!

All your work is Beautiful!

-- It's all fun, Terry******N. Idaho

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#3 posted 02-03-2014 04:46 PM


-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#4 posted 02-03-2014 05:11 PM

Wow, those are really nice. Good Job!

-- Anthony--

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#5 posted 02-03-2014 06:44 PM

beautiful clock, they are a work of art, great work

-- steve, simple and effective

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#6 posted 02-03-2014 07:26 PM

You are one talented woodworker. The clocks are beautiful.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#7 posted 02-03-2014 07:44 PM

Excellent craftsmanship! How do you maintain the grain direction through all those curves? Do you start with a real thick piece of ash?

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#8 posted 02-03-2014 11:58 PM

stunning clocks. I’m in awe of the patience you must have

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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#9 posted 02-04-2014 12:29 AM

Magnificent. That says it all.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#10 posted 02-04-2014 01:28 AM

It is nothing short of amazing what you can do with a scroll saw

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#11 posted 02-04-2014 06:43 AM

Outstanding work

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#12 posted 02-04-2014 01:27 PM

The clocks are truly beautiful.
The workmanship is extraordinary.

Your description, however, left me wondering.
Both clocks are feminine beyond question.



-- No trees were damaged in posting this message, but thousands of electrons were seriously inconvenienced.

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#13 posted 02-04-2014 01:59 PM

most of us would have been happy posting that little box next to the clocks in the last picture as the whole project, but you post it as a bonus pic! great work!

-- "Some get spiritual 'cause they see the light, and some 'cause they feel the heat." --Ray Wiley Hubbard

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#14 posted 02-04-2014 02:02 PM

Those are very nice. They just jump right out at you and get your attention. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#15 posted 02-06-2014 12:55 AM


-- lejeune,Québec

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