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  • Birds of paradise clock

    Just finished this project. ( gift for my sister and husband).

    Just a little over 6 months to make or close to 90 hours of fretworking.

    I prepared all my wood from rough boards down to 1/4 laminated and planed myself.
    I used Purple heart , Bird's aye maple and red oak.

    Here is a short video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXwBHgyJTw4
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    Last edited by Theloneranger; 12-21-2011, 11:24 AM. Reason: added a video link

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    Just a tip...

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    Good luck
    "Still Montana Mike"

    "Don't worry about old age--it doesn't last that long."
    Mike's Wood-n-Things LLC

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    • #3
      Looks Great ! Lots of cuts.
      Eric

      Liberty Twp (Cincinnati), OH

      If today were perfect, there would be no need for tomorrow!

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      • #4
        WoW! Indeed a lot of cuts, no wonder it took 6 months. Looks good mind. I would love to do a piece that elaborate one day, in a Celtic style. Once I have more practice, who knows. Well done.
        The Journey Is Everything.

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        • #5
          Theloneranger, very, very nice. Your sister and husband will be happy.
          Mick, - Delta P-20

          A smile is a small curve that straightens everything out.

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          • #6
            Thank you for the warm comments.
            I just hope I don't give my sister a heart attack or have her faint They are not expecting this at all. I was very sneaky about it, since i have my saw in the house every time they happened to drop by i simply had a dummy piece from another project at hand so no suspicion would occur when they asked what i was doing.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Theloneranger View Post
              Thank you for the warm comments.
              I just hope I don't give my sister a heart attack or have her faint They are not expecting this at all. I was very sneaky about it, since i have my saw in the house every time they happened to drop by i simply had a dummy piece from another project at hand so no suspicion would occur when they asked what i was doing.
              Hehe, very crafty. I have been having a hard time keeping the clock I made from my wifes prying eyes. She even asked my daughter, 'what is your dad doing spending all his time in the shed?' hehe I had to lie and say I was working on a box for my daughter, thankfully my wife has not asked to see the box. If she did I would have to say, 'sorry no it is a surprise, you will have to wait' hehe.

              I think my next project WILL be to make a box for my daughter so therefore a double blind.
              The Journey Is Everything.

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              • #8
                A great looking clock.

                It's all fun
                Terry
                Craftsman 18"
                Delta 46-460 lathe
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                • #9
                  Great job on the clock. I would not have the patients for a project of that size. Although I wish I did.

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