16 June 2013 at 10:56 pm #13604Steve FollisParticipant
Very impressive work Mark!
Memphis, Tennessee16 June 2013 at 11:25 pm #13605
Serhly it’s a secret.
Only joking, I clamped my top rail in place on top of board. Then I used a hole cutter in a bit of MDF, the piece in the hole cutter was about 1 1/8″ in diameter. I then used this to scribe the shape in pencil first then I lightly used a marking knife. Once that was done I used marking knife free hand.
I then very very carefully used hand router to make the quirk to knife line about 3/64″ deep. I then used rebate plane to make other quirks doing bottom first as it is end grain.
I then used a bench rebate plane No. 10 1/4 to do chamfer on three straight sides. On the curve I mainly used a sharp 1″ chisel and a shoulder plane and bit of sandpaper.
I then put a rebate around edge so would fit into groove in frame.
Dagenham, Essex, England17 June 2013 at 5:04 am #13613Greg MerrittParticipant
Well done…the arch top panel looks great!
http://hillbillydaiku.com17 June 2013 at 10:32 pm #13622
I do like to use these projects to experiment a bit. I am proud what you can achieve using hand tools.
I have a few more ideas yet to add to clock case.
Hopefully can do more this weekend.
Dagenham, Essex, England21 June 2013 at 10:06 pm #13927
Play time nearly got a whole weekend. 🙂
Got to go shopping with her indoors so lots a few hours there. Once I’m home I’ll get stuck in. I have got to make most of it as I am working away next weekend. 🙁
Dagenham, Essex, England23 June 2013 at 9:39 pm #13971
I have spent ages in shed but not got very far with clock. I kept getting side tracked. Also I have been experimenting with something I want to add to clock in some way but not perfected it yet.
What I have done took absolutely ages todo although pretty simple. I have added Maple ends to top and base using masons mitre.
Dagenham, Essex, England23 June 2013 at 9:53 pm #13975KenParticipant
Mark, less is more sometimes buddy. Nice job though it’s looking good23 June 2013 at 10:10 pm #13977
This clock could take some time. I still have a few things I want to add. I am making it up as I go along.
Dagenham, Essex, England7 July 2013 at 11:09 pm #14539
Done a couple of things to clock I’m not letting on what I have been up to. No work tomorrow so should get a chance to do a bit more. If I get done all what I get done I’ll post some pictures.
Dagenham, Essex, England8 July 2013 at 11:34 pm #14564
Never got done today As I had another brain wave.
Been a couple of weeks since I could have a play. Trying to test myself a bit have enjoyed every minute.
If I get time after work I’ll have another go.
Just thought of another two feature I like to add, will I ever finish this clock ???
Dagenham, Essex, England10 July 2013 at 9:19 pm #14627
Still going to add some more features to top and bottom of clock.
Here is some more pictures of what I have done so far and I’m pretty pleased. 🙂
Dagenham, Essex, England10 July 2013 at 9:29 pm #14632KenParticipant
Great work Mark, clock looks amazing. Nice job buddy. 😉10 July 2013 at 9:37 pm #14635Steve FollisParticipant
Its coming along great Mark!
Memphis, Tennessee10 July 2013 at 9:48 pm #14638David GillParticipant
Nice job Mark, very intricate
Wigan, Lancs. England :10 July 2013 at 10:12 pm #14642
Thanks Guys, Yep slowly getting there.
I’m glad to say everything done by hand.I made a scratch stock which I had to modify to go round curve, and I ripped timber down and planed stringing to size, then glued clamped and planed.
The inlay marked out and cut shape ripped one of piece walnut into two. I then clamped to work piece and marked with sharp knife. I used 4 different size chisels to chop out for inlay 1/8″ being the smallest to cut the curve. Then used hand router to bottom out for inlay, Glued and planed.
The sides top and bottom rail put a small round on edge. I did not put bead as I thought it interfere with stringing.
Just got top and bottom features to add few ideas running round in head.
Dagenham, Essex, England
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