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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  • #26694
    neeme
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    @neeme

    I am reporting that both clocks are done. One goes to my son as a gift to his new apartment, one to my office.

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    Tallinn, Estonia

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    Greg Merritt
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    @gman3555

    Beautiful work Neeme. Well done.

    http://hillbillydaiku.com

    #26700
    Eddy Flynn
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    @edfly

    fabulous clocks well done Neeme

    Eddy .. Liverpool, Merseyside, UK
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    #26714
    Martin McColl
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    @mmccoll

    Well done Neeme

    Martin ... Tucson, Arizona, USA.

    #26723
    David Gill
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    @daveg

    Great job Neeme I have up to now only made the clocks in Pine, I like your Mahogany clock next time I may have a go at that

    Wigan, Lancs. England :

    #26727
    rickcorradini
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    @rickcorradini

    Both clocks are very beautiful, great job Neeme!

    #26740
    neeme
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    @neeme

    I really enjoyed making them. And it is really Paul’s well – balanced design with harmonic proportions which gives good outlook.

    ________________________________
    Tallinn, Estonia

    #56409
    Salko Safic
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    @salko

    Both cases are very nice and the fact you’ve done it all by hand would make many modern day cabinet makers cringe so congratulations.

    The only criticism I would make is the worng choice of insert. It is far too small for a case of this size, but none the less great work and keep at it.

    https://journeymansjournel.wordpress.com
    The Lost Scrolls of HANDWORK
    (Hand tool only woodworking magazine)

    #119391
    Joel Finkel
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    @jrfinkel

    Well, Mr. Katz was not terribly impressed. But my friends, to whom I gave the clock as a wedding gift, like it a lot.

    I only had to make each component twice. Not so bad for my first piece made entirely with hand tools.

    Well, I take that back. The grooves for the raised panel were done on my router table, as I did not yet have a plow plane with properly-fitting irons.

    A public “thank you” to Paul Sellers for teaching the techniques. Now it’s up to me to develop the skills.

    North side of Chicago. -- "Such a long, long time to be gone; such a short time to be there."

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    James Savage
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    @j1mmy

    Good luck with the clock Jesper, if my housing dados turns out as neat and crisp looking as yours I’ll be very happy.
    I had a couple of clock faces arrive in the post today, just got to get the timber now. I’m hoping to make a couple as Christmas presents.

    EDIT: My apologies, I didn’t realise ( until now) that the post I just replied to was written in November 2012, looks like i’m a bit behind the times. Some great looking clocks on this thread.

    Jim - Derbyshire.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqF49Zwmzs0

    #120135
    John S
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    @knockknock

    Here is my completed clock. I cheated a little using a hollow to finish the bullnose, a scratch stock for the beading, and a fenced rabbet to raise the panel.

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    Greg Merritt
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    @gman3555

    Nice work on the clocks gentlemen.

    http://hillbillydaiku.com

    #120333
    cpetersen1970
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    @cpetersen1970

    Another wall clock, this time in American black walnut, lightly figured. Hand made moldings and a shellac and paste wax finish.

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    dborn
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    @dborn

    Very nice! The moldings are beautiful. Did you use hollows and rounds to make them?

    I love these clocks! I’m going to be making on for a wedding present for a good friend of mine.

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    cpetersen1970
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    @cpetersen1970

    Thanks for the kind words, db…but I used a single complex moulding plane for the moldings on this clock, which I got on ebay for around $30 U.S. It only needed a little bit of effort to get the cutter good and sharp and was good to go. I think it is a perfect size and shape for this project, so it was an easy decision to go with this profile. If I make any more pieces like this, I will most likely use the same plane again.

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