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  • #19948
    George Bridgeman
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    Jon,

    If you cut your own shellac, you can get flakes and meths much cheaper than you’re currently paying. eBay is great for flakes – I just received my 250g of garnet flakes and they cost me £12.50 inc delivery. The bigger bags are even better value.

    Get a 5l bottle of meths for £14 + delivery here (although it’s also on eBay for similar prices): http://www.wood-finishes-direct.com/product/barrettine-meths

    George.

    "To know and not do is to not know"

    #19951
    Ken
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    #19954
    NikonD80
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    Cool. Thanks for the heads up. I’ll give those suppliers a go next time I need any shellac.

    Keep Calm and have a Cup of Tea

    #19961
    David Gill
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    Very impressive I should think the clock is a piece of cake after the work involved in making a Dalek

    Wigan, Lancs. England :

    #20022
    NikonD80
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    Well the good news is that my clock arrived today. I took it down to the workshop to se how it’ll look and discovered the bad news…

    I’d put the clock up out of the way on a shelf but tonight I found it on the floor with a big ding in the front panel. It’s not really worth salvaging when you consider the amount the wood cost.

    The other good news though is that I’m now no longer upset over this and am already planning my improved build that will start on Saturday. I’ve got some Oak left over from the table build that I reckon will just about be sufficient for the clock. Even better is that with the lessons learnt on the first build, the final piece will be much nicer.

    I’ve also got to help my son build a model Viking Longship this weekend too so I may only get the initial timber rough cut for the clock. Still, there’s no rush and the journey is half the fun.

    Keep Calm and have a Cup of Tea

    #20023
    Mark Armstrong
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    Sorry to hear that lets hope the oak one looks as good.

    Dagenham, Essex, England

    #20547
    NikonD80
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    I had a few days off recently and managed to steal a bit of time to restart my clock.

    I’ve got the timber roughed out to size and planed one face and one edge. At the moment, the timber is just under 1″ thick but I’m going to take that down a bit as I think it looks too chunky. I’m going to take it down to 7/8ths and see how I like it. The two sides are still cut too long in the photos. The second photo shows the original clock I started with the new Oak one. I want the final size to be somewhere in the middle of the two. I’ve got to wait until next weekend before I can carry on.

    Keep Calm and have a Cup of Tea

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    Ken
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    Good job Jon, Yeah I agree I think it needs taken down buddy.

    I’m starting mine Monday 🙂

    #20562
    Mark Armstrong
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    7/8ths will look good 😉

    Dagenham, Essex, England

    #20914
    NikonD80
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    I had some more time this weekend so I took full advantage to do some more work on my wall clock. I used my thicknesser to take the wood down to near final thickness then finished it off by hand. I then cut my housing joints with my nice new Aldi chisels and was pleased to find it pretty straightforward to do so. I then moved on to cutting the grooves for the panel. The Oak put up quite a fight at this point and I had to get quite creative in the way I set up and used the plough plane; there was none of this nice Paul Sellers style whooshy planeing in my shop. At one point I despaired of cutting the grooves at all as the blade seemed to just skim over the surface of the Oak. I persisted though and eventually got the blade to bite and then get the groove going. Once I’d figured out a method that worked, things progressed better and I got the cuts made without damaging the timber. I’ve so far cut one of the rails to size and hope to cut the other tomorrow night.

    Here’s a couple of photos of the current state of play. My wife’s very happy with the way this is turning out so this project may get promoted form the landing to the kitchen 🙂

    Keep Calm and have a Cup of Tea

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    #20919
    Ken
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    Looking good Jon

    #20922
    Greg Merritt
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    Look forward to seeing the finished clock Jon.

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    #20970
    NikonD80
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    I managed to get down to the workshop again for a while tonight so I’ve been able to cut and fit the second rail. I’ve also started to mill my panel to rough size. It’s a bit on the thick side at the moment but I’ll be able to sort that out over the weekend. I’m really enjoying this project.

    Keep Calm and have a Cup of Tea

    #20972
    Ken
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    It’s getting there Jon, good job.

    #20974
    david o’sullivan
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    nice work jon .like george i would be interested to see how the garnet works out ,have only used the blonde

    "we can learn what to do, by doing" Aristotle

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