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    First picture.

    well I've plucked up the courage to finally post a picture.
    This is a skeleton clock made with sycamore and padauk, the sycamore was from a tree taken down for a new road to come in to town. I have a couple of bowls for the boy's who were cutting the trees down. Got to keep in with these boys.

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    sorry about the pic quality, this will get better.

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    John, love your design, it's really a beautiful clock.
    I made several table clocks for myself and for my children.
    The first table clock I made was in 2003 for our livingroom, 450mm in height.
    All of pine. Was a big fun. One of my favorite turnings
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    Wow John, that's an awesome clock. Any details about how you did it?

    (BTW, nobody should be hesitant to post pics here...we have the whole range of experience, and all of us are still learning.)
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    Looks great! Thanks for posting!
    -Ned

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    Beautiful work John!

    DT

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    Great looking clock. Well done and I love the contrasting woods. I build grandfather clocks. I have built and sold 5 and am in the process of doing mine.
    Bernie W.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bernie Weishapl View Post
    Great looking clock. Well done and I love the contrasting woods. I build grandfather clocks. I have built and sold 5 and am in the process of doing mine.
    Bernie, when you say you built grandfather clocks, do you mean you build the mechanism of wood, or do you mean you build the clock housing (the case)? If you make the mechanism, I'd love to hear more about how you make the gears.

    Mike
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Henderson View Post
    Bernie, when you say you built grandfather clocks, do you mean you build the mechanism of wood, or do you mean you build the clock housing (the case)? If you make the mechanism, I'd love to hear more about how you make the gears.

    Mike
    I have some plans for making a wooden clock. Basically it amounts to a lot of scroll saw work if I remember correctly. Haven't worked myself up to tackle it yet, but it may be fun!

    John, that is really a cool looking clock! Please don't hesitate to post your pics!!!

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    John, I have to agree with you, your picture quality is not the best, that will improve I'm sure, but the quality of the clock, WOW, that is one nice piece of work, I'm sure anyone here would be proud to have that sitting on their mantel

    Keep posting them pics, well worth the effort, and if you can, I'd like to hear a bit more about how you make a clock like that, looks like a combination of turning and flatwork.

    Cheers!
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    Courage you say? You shouldn't have kept that for yourself for so long, it is a proof that many other things can be done on a lathe apart from bowls and vases.

    Great work, and lookg forward to see more from you.

    Thanks for posting!
    Best regards,
    Toni

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