Pictures of your progress building the Wall Clock

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    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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    dborn
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    @dborn

    In the process of making 3 more clocks. They will all be for presents, but the pine one I made first as practice. The others will be made out of tiger maple and cherry.

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    dborn
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    @dborn

    Here is another clock. This one I used a router bit to raise the panel. I’ve made plenty of raised panels by hand, so I wanted a try with a router. I don’t mind it,it’s just not as soft looking as the pillowed panels made by hand. Everything else was made by hand,even cutting the circles out with a coping saw and refining them with a rasp.

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    dborn
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    @dborn

    Finally got around to finishing the pine clock

    Bayberry green chalk paint

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    Derek Long
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    @delong1974

    @dborn – I like the green. I was going to use Lexington Green for a project I’m planning, but now I may have to investigate “Bayberry Green.”

    How did that three-faced clock turn out? I was thinking of making something similar for the garage to keep track of time, temperature and humidity in the shop.

    Derek Long
    Denver, Colorado

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    Matt McGrane
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    @mattmcgrane

    Hey Dan, those are looking great. The tiger maple one must have escaped me when you posted it. The wood is fantastic! Care to comment on what finish brings out the “chatoyance”?

    Matt, Northern California - Started a blog in 2016: http://tinyshopww.blogspot.com/

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    dborn
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    @dborn

    I really like the three faced clock. I’ve made two so far and I’ve given them away as presents. The hygrometer, measures humidity, needs to be calibrated at least once a year. I like the idea of them but not sure how well they function. I picked them up from Klock-it in Wisconsin.

    The chatoyance I got from dyeing the wood twice. First coat was sanded back almost completely off, then a second coat of dye. Next was a coat if wiping varnish and 3 coats of shellac and furniture wax.. It really sounds more difficult than it is..

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    dborn
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    @dborn

    @delong1974 it was General Finishes Bayberry Green, same color as the clock in my picture. However Old Fashion Milk Paint makes it, if you prefer to mix your own.

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