Pictures of your progress building the Wall Clock

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  • #3177
    jespiir
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    For public entertainment I thought we could post pictures of our progress as we build the Wall Clock project.

    My first pictures is from todays adventure: cutting a housing dadoe.
    This is just practice for the real thing coming up later.
    Lessons learned so far: keep the chisels as sharp as possible, take small bites with the router plane and aim for the sky when pairing out the middle section. My dadoe got a bit deeper than originally intented before it was all flat.

    So for your amusement, here are some pics!

    Located in Jönköping, Sweden.

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  • #3208
    patrickanderson
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    @patrickanderson

    Well at least you got a start on it mate. I haven’t been to get the timber yet 🙁

    #3209
    Anonymous

    Thanks Jesper, dado looks neat and tidy buddy, and thanks for the tips.
    Nice job 😉

    #3211
    meyerma11
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    @meyerma11

    Nice Job Jesper! The sharp chisel is were I am waiting to see if I can master. Also I don’t have a router plane so will try and use a chisel, maybe.
    Thanks for your pics.

    #3222
    jespiir
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    @jespiir

    Michael, it should be no problem with a chisel. Just take thin shavings and check the depth at the “end” of the dado very often. The surface finish is not important as long as the mating piece has a good reference area and extends square when seated in the dado.

    Good luck, and if in doubt, practice your method on some scrap 🙂

    Located in Jönköping, Sweden.

    #3223
    avillalo
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    @avillalo

    Hi,
    Michael, try the “poor’s-man router” that Paul shows in his workbench build, chapter 7; It’s really great!

    Best regards!

    #3262
    jespiir
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    @jespiir

    @Alvaro: I was also intrigued by that solution. Do you know if there is more detailed information about how to make one?

    How is the chisel secured in the wooden body?

    * Using a wedge in a rectangular hole. This seems a bit difficult to make…
    * Drill a round hole slightly smaller than the chisel and drive it in using a mallet. I imagine that this will make the chisel come loose after some usage.

    Any thoughts?

    Located in Jönköping, Sweden.

    #3265
    Sinisa
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    @sinisa

    @jasper: I did it like you described, using hole slightly smaller than chisel. It holds surprisingly well (I guess because you drive chisel under some angle) and I actually used it very aggressively.
    I think it is very well explained on Paul blog, just search for poor man router

    Living in Croatia

    #3271
    jespiir
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    @jespiir

    @sinisa: Thanks for the tip. I found the post on Paul’s blog. If anyone else is interested you can find it here:
    Paul’s poor man’s router

    If you intend to use it for the Wall Clock housing dadoes you don’t need to make it as big as the one shown in the blog…

    Located in Jönköping, Sweden.

    #3291
    avillalo
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    @avillalo

    It works just fine!

    I’m thinking drilling more holes for different chisel sizes. What do you think?

    #3305
    ballinger
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    @ballinger

    #3321
    Anonymous

    Another option to using a chisel blade or blade made from an allen key/wrench in wooden router bases is if you use a plough plane blade instead.

    #3323
    jespiir
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    @jespiir

    Okey so I went shopping for the boards for the Wall Clock project today. I new in advance that the raised panel wasn’t going to be found at the low price wood dealer I went to. The widest board they sell is 118mm (about 4″ 5/8). So I have an alternate plan to find that piece.

    Anyways, I found two board with a beautiful curl/ripple pattern on one side. So I picked those hoping they will make a nice clock (or two).

    The show face is knot free and I hope to only finish plane it to keep the nice pattern. I’ll spend some time playing with different schemes to get the best look and grain continuity around the different pieces.

    So have you guys gotten started and picked out some wood for your clock? 🙂

    Located in Jönköping, Sweden.

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    #3327
    Anonymous

    You can always edge joint narrow boards if you’re having difficulty sourcing wider stock, or even rip thicker stock and produce book matched boards for such face work. 😉

    #3329
    jespiir
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    @jespiir

    @gary, yes the idea of ripping a piece and making a mirror panel has crossed my mind. But I think I can get a wider piece from another source.

    Located in Jönköping, Sweden.

    #3341
    meyerma11
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    @meyerma11

    Hey Jesper and all, thanks for the router tips. I did look at the not so poor router with the allen wrench and that looks like a nice option also. I did finally pick up my wood today and found some Select Pine 1x8x47-48″ long and will be laying out hopefully tonight :-). I did sharpen my trustworthy #4 so see how it goes. Have fun. post pictuers if they are worthy, later.

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