12 October 2013 at 6:15 pm #19881
Two clocks nearly finished (Not Glued) One to go.
I have found for me it is easier to produce the raised panel by holding it horizontally in the vice not vertically.
I also found that it was easier to use a block plane when going across the grain
I also found when rounding over the edges on the top and bottom pieces that I could produce a more accurate radius by marking the centre of the board, which in my case was 3/8″(3/4″ thick board) I also marked the position the radius ended also 3/8″ I then marked a line on end and face of the board that showed a 45 degree tangent to the radius. This distance is 0.6 X half the board thickness , so in my case it was 3/8″ x 0.6 = 0.225″
I would then plane at 45 Deg. down to the line and then blend in to the top and side of the board.
I know that this may sound complicated and if you have a skill similar to Paul it would not be required.
Wigan, Lancs. England :12 October 2013 at 7:48 pm #19885Steve FollisParticipant
Looking really nice David, you getting ready for Christmas?
Memphis, Tennessee12 October 2013 at 7:57 pm #19886
Looking good David, nice work buddy. 😉12 October 2013 at 8:58 pm #19887Mark ArmstrongParticipant
Well they are looking smart David. 😉
How you getting on with that Stanley block Plane?
They must weigh nearly twice as much as the standard block planes.
Dagenham, Essex, England12 October 2013 at 10:30 pm #19892NikonD80Participant
Those are looking really great there David.
I don’t think there’s anything wrong with the way you’ve marked out those roundovers, the final result speaks volumes. I don’t think Paul is aiming to turn us all into cones of him. He’s probably far more concerned that you are doing the best work you can and that you care about the final result enough to take the extra time to do that marking out. You’ve made me wonder if I shouldn’t aim to do another clock too; getting a good result on a one off is easier than having to maintain that standard over several pieces all the same.
Keep Calm and have a Cup of Tea12 October 2013 at 10:54 pm #19893George BridgemanParticipant
Great work, David. As long as you’ve got a system that works for you and gets results you’re happy with, bang on!
"To know and not do is to not know"14 October 2013 at 12:04 am #19920dbornParticipant
Complicated method for making round overs, maybe, but they look darn good! Are these for Christmas? Very nice clocks!14 October 2013 at 1:21 am #19924david o’sullivanParticipant
well done David. gave me a great idea to make a few clocks as Christmas presents
"we can learn what to do, by doing" Aristotle14 October 2013 at 12:55 pm #19943
Thanks for your kind comments, if they turn out ok they will be Christmas presents.Mark I really like the Stanley block plane, it is one of only two new planes I own the others are all vintage planes.It is great for planing end grain and across grain, gave myself nice cut finger yesterday wiping the blade after sharpening, at least I know it is very sharp.
On the point of sharpening I have only used Paul’s method i.e free hand on three diamond plates and leather strop on this project and have found it to be extremely fast and produces great cutting edges. It really does only take a matter of a few minutes to get the blade out of the plane sharpened and back in the plane.
I dont know if the reason I spend so much time marking out is because I am a Virgo or the fact that I have worked in precision engineering for 50 years
Jon I would be interested in seeing photos of your clock when you have applied the finish, finishing is something I know I could improve on
Wigan, Lancs. England :23 October 2013 at 7:50 pm #20300
Three down, just need to sort out the clock mechanisms so I can bore hole, and glue up
Wigan, Lancs. England :23 October 2013 at 8:01 pm #20302
Nice work David, they are looking great buddy. 😉23 October 2013 at 9:32 pm #20303Mark ArmstrongParticipant
Well done David. 😉
They will make excellent xmas presents.
Dagenham, Essex, England14 December 2013 at 6:18 pm #23864
All three clocks finished 4 coats of shellac( Liberon Sanding Sealer) and three coats of wax.
Wigan, Lancs. England :14 December 2013 at 6:32 pm #23866
Real nice work David, they look great buddy. 😉14 December 2013 at 6:38 pm #23867
Thanks Ken I was pleased with the way they turned out,
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