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    Stickley clock, part deux

    The first Stickley mantel clock I built sold rather quickly. So, I have decided to build four more. Also the annual woodworking show is coming up and I have nothing to display!

    This time I will go with a flat back rather than raised panel and I am going to try two different finishes. I will finish two clocks the same as I have always done, but the other two I will try a darker finish.

    So far all of the sides tops and bottoms have been milled, allowed to rest milled again and cut to size. I just finished the doors and back panels today and I am allowing them to rest a bit before final milling.
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    Great on the fast sale.

    I think that a darker finish on that type of clock would do very well.

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    Enjoyed the last build, be interested to see what you do different with this one.

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    raise the prices on these four.
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    Looking forward to the build, Rennie!
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    Re: Stickley clock, part deux

    Quote Originally Posted by allen levine View Post
    raise the prices on these four.
    I am with Allen, push up price. Your work is worth it.

    sent from s4
    cheers

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    For a finish, why not try fuming them - like Stickley did originally.

    Considering their size, you might not even need to build a fume tent. They'd probably fit nicely under a five gallon bucket. Just put a small dish of ammonia next to them, and turn the bucket over it. Probably wanna do that in the far reaches of the back yard, though.
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    Stickley clock, part deux

    Allen and Rob, thank you very much for the vote of confidence and I will take your suggestion under consideration.

    I took most of the weekend off to get some other work done around the house but was back in the shop first thing this morning and got the final dimensioning on the backs and doors done and completed the dovetails on the sides. The final dimensioning for the Doors and backs, because they are so thin, was done on the wide belt sander. I got a chance today to try out my new VRS on my dovetail jig. Although it is a bit of an encumbrance the amount of sawdust it actually captures is rather impressive. The last time I did this many dovetails I was standing in several inches of debris and had to sweep the area multiple times.

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    another good point about using that dust catcher rennie is that it keeps you referenced the same for the most part to the jig so your parts will fit right..
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    Stickley clock, part deux

    Today I cut the mortices and legs. I made a simple jig to rout the legs after band sawing out most of the waste. I could not remember exactly how I did the mortices last time so it is a good thing I posted pictures of the last build.
    Last edited by Rennie Heuer; 01-24-2014 at 04:48 AM.
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