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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-19-2018, 09:26 PM Thread Starter
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Here are some clocks I made for Christmas. The plans are from an old Woodsmith magazine article. I made 2 clocks from Oak and 2 from Mahagoney. I downloaded the clock faces from the internet and used Libre Office (Free) to size and print the faces.

I used several tools to make:

Table Saw (Powermatic 66)
Scroll Saw (Hegner)
Router Table (Incra Positioner and PC 890 Router)
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I hand finished the clocks with Minwax Wiping Poly Satin.

The original plan had hinges on the front door but I atttached them permanently. I cut a hole in the back panel to allow setting of the clock and replacement of the battery.

I have made a lot of clocks over the years. Some are sitting in peoples living rooms not running because I did not put a hole in the back panel. I used screws to secure the back panel and people are too lazy to take the back off.

All of the wood is recycled. I got the wood on craigslist.org. The wood originally came from a closed factory that made church furniture. Many of the boards were 4/4 but were blued up to be legs or something. I have about 30 blanks glued up to be the pew ends. Someday I will make some benches.
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Really like them a Guy, nice work . They all kind of have there own personality

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Clocks can be fun.

Nice lumber score, too!!

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Having made many such clocks over the years I'm in a position to say that yours are first class.

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Very nice, Guy. I'm a big fan of clocks, and these are very appealing. Thanks.

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Very nice and very attractive. Good use of the wood. I bet you had a time making them.
Got a clock on my to-do list.

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Guy your clocks are really nice. Like others, I have made a lot of clocks and I made so many everyone got tired of them.

PS- I use square drive screws in the back of my clocks.

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They all look great
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Very nicely done. What clock mechanisms are you using?
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Very nice!

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