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    A pair of La Patience clocks I made for my Mother and Aunt. The white wood is ash and the darker wood is Bubinga. I have yet to apply the Deft, but I did apply the Danish Oil.

    The clocks are 21 inches wide, 9 inches deep, and 17 inches high at their highest point. I drilled a hole underneath each spire and three under the church. On the back of the bottom layer I added three Christmas-tree style lights (like you use to light the buildings in a Christmas village) so the whole thing can be lit up. The picture named Clock 1 Front 2 was taken with the light on.

    I'm a weekend scroller, so this project took me about a month to complete. Next up: one or two cuckoo clocks!

    Clock 1 Front 2.jpg

    Clock 1 Front 3.jpg

    Clock 2 side.jpg

    Both clocks 2.jpg

  • #2
    Excellent Work! Keep it up
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    • #3
      I can see why they're called La Patience clocks. I would never have the patience to tackle anything of this caliber. Excellent work.

      Making sawdust with a Dremel 1680.


      • #4
        I have to agree with Mike, LaPatience, appropriateley named and beautifully done. I sure your family members will love them.
        Thanks for posting the pics


        • #5
          Those clocks are very nice. Your family will love them. I am looking forward to making clocks as well. That is one of the main reasons I started scrollsawing is so I can make clocks. I am mostly practicing on other things so I can develop my skills before I tackle bigger things like the clocks. I want to make the clock mechanism from wood as well and it looks like the next issue of SSW will have some plans for wooden clocks so I am really looking forward to that issue.

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          • #6
            Excellent work, Unix. Those look great.

            Scrolling with a Dewalt 788


            • #7
              Those clocks look great. I could never have the patience either for all that drilling and threading. Those are some very lucky relatives.
              Jeff Powell


              • #8
                Beautiful! I can see why you selected your next project. If I had just done those then I'd be ready to go a little Cuckoo too!


                • #9
                  Thanks for the replies. While making the clocks, I actually corresponded with the guy who created the plans, Ray Baumbach at, and he told me that the clock was actually named for his mother-in-law, who never got to see one built.


                  • #10
                    Those are some beautiful clocks! Thanks for the link to the plans as well.
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                    • #11
                      Thanks for the nice comments. While I was making the clocks, I had reason to correspond with the pattern's author, Ray Baumbach (, who told me that the clock was named for his mother-in-law, who passed away before he could finish one.


                      • #12
                        Absolutely beautiful. You do very accurate work. It is not easy to make mirror images come out looking the same.
                        A day without sawdust is a day without sunshine.

                        delta 650, hawk G426


                        • #13
                          It is if you stack the wood and cut both sides at the same time :-)

                          During the building of the clock, I had reason to contact the pattern author, Ray Baumbach (, and he informed me that the clock was named for his late Mother-In-Law. Apparently she passed before he finished the first one, though, so she didn't get to see it.


                          • #14
                            Very nice!!!! Dale
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