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    Christmas Gifts

    I haven't been doing much in the shop this summer, but now that fall has arrived, the bug has been inchin' me, so I decided to use my oft neglected flat work tools again. (The lathe isn't happy, but it'll get over it!)

    Anyway, I made 6 small Art Deco Clocks to give to some freinds and family this Christmas. I made 6 of these, 2 of each wood combination. Finished with satin lacquer, and all ready for Santa to pick them up for deliver!

    The wood selection is:

    Leopardwood body/wings with Quilted Maple base.
    Spalted Maple body/wings with Cherry base.
    Cherry body/wings with Walnut base.

    The small clock movements were purchased from Klockit. This is a Wood Magazine project design, and they were enjoyable to build. But then again, it's always fun making sawdust!

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    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Alexandria, Virginia
    Wow Kevin, those are really nice. Beautiful choices in wood!

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    Thanks for the kind words Frank. This was a good project for using up some smaller pieces of wood.............a lot of bang for the buck!

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    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Tokyo Japan
    Hey Kevin, good to see you around!

    My lathe has been getting lonely too

    VERY nice work indeed, I'm sure the recipients will be well pleased!
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
    William Arthur Ward

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    Thanks Stu. Good to be back here and in the shop.

    After seeing them, the wifey insisted I make one for us too. Darn the luck, huh?

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    new york city burbs
    nice gifts, great work.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Delton, Michigan
    thats fine way to use purty srcaps now how do you get at them to either wind or chng batteries kevin.. or is this a throw away clock and save the wood ???
    If in Doubt, Build it Stout!
    One hand washes the other!
    Don't put off today till tomorrow!

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    Thanks Larry! The clock movements are removable to set the time, or change the battery. They simply use a friction fit inside a 1 3/8" hole drilled with a Forster bit. All it takes to remove the clock movement is a thin bladed knife to gently remove the movement with a gentle "pry" under the bezel area. The clock movement uses a button cell battery.

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    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    Nice looking clocks, Kevin. Good combination of wood too.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Tyler, Texas
    That's a great design and will make wonderful gifts. The wood combinations are perfect, too.

    Does the body simply slide in between the wings or is it also glued in place?

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