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    I’ve been creating some clocks lately to develop my hand tool skills.
    My first clock is made from recycled pine (seems like old growth pine?)
    My second and third clock are made from willow, reclaimed from my uncle his firewood pile (some people would burn everything!)
    Forth clock is made from scraps of oak given to me by an old carpenter.

    All clocks have been finished with shellac and wax.
    It was a good practice and I’m ready for the next step. I’m fully cured from the clock making disease 🙂

    Greg Merritt

    Bert those are some beautiful clocks! Well done. I especially like the looks of the willow.

    David Gill

    Four great looking clocks Bert The 4 clocks i made were all made in Pine I really like the Oak and lighter Willow ones , If I do make another one I would try the Willow

    Wigan, Lancs. England :

    John Moore

    Great job on the clocks, they all look very nice. I have yet to make one. I will have do get with soon. Thanks for the inspiration.

    Lakeland, Florida USA

    Mark Armstrong

    I must say Bert they are all nice but I do like the willow 😉

    Dagenham, Essex, England


    Thanks guys.
    It was a nice experience to work with willow. I found it very easy to work with it, although it’s not very tough. I can defninitely advise you to try it if you have the chance.

    George Bridgeman

    Fantastic work, Bert! I really like the darker tones of the oak one.


    "To know and not do is to not know"

    Salko Safic

    I like the grain of the willow I’ve never heard of this timber before I don’t believe we have it here in Oz but then again at the rate we are going were not going to have much of anything anymore.

    Excellent work bud keep at it.

    I need to make a saw vice I especially like the ones I’ve seen in the gallery any links for the plans?
    The Lost Scrolls of HANDWORK
    (Hand tool only woodworking magazine)

    Mark Armstrong

    All cricket bats use to be made from willow. I sure their must be a bit of willow in OZ.

    Dagenham, Essex, England

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