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    Thanks to Jim_Mex for his tutorials on how to use Inkscape I learned how to make a clock face, among other things. Sure wish I had found it before I wasted the money on the useless clock face CD, and lame clock insert kits, I bought from Klockit!!! Now we can get all of our clock inserts from The Wooden Teddy Bear (WTB) and make our own custom faces.

    The bass clocks are Steve Good's pattern. My son made one and a guy at work wanted to know if he could paint one red and put an OU logo on the face for his brother who is a big bass fishing and OU fan. I was able to find a free font online and created the logo in Inkscape. Well, my grandson saw it and wanted one, too - so I thought it would be neat to put his face on his. These were cut from pine and colored with Minwax crimson gel stain. The clocks used 3.5 inch clock inserts from WTB that I took apart, peeled the face off, and put the new face on. The faces were printed on glossy photo paper on an inkjet printer.

    Well, that led to the 3rd clock, for another OU fan, the Prairie Schooner is a wall clock about 14 inches wide and 9 inches tall and used one of the 4-inch clock insert kits from Klockit. It was cut from re-purposed wood (an old cabinet shelf made from poplar with an unknown veneer) and finished with 3 coats of Minwax Tung Oil Finish. I made the pattern from tweaking a coloring book page I found somewhere online. Since this was for a good friend of my son at work, and I went to UT, I couldn't resist putting the little "Eyes of Texas" message on the bottom of the clock face.

    The F-35 clock was for a lady that John works with that wanted something unique that had an F-35 on it - her husband is on the F-35 Flight Test team. So, I found a photo online that matched with my son's vision of what he wanted it to look like, played with it in Photoshop, Paint Shop Pro 7 and Inkscape, used the logo for the guys group to make the clock face from, and came up with this one. It is pine with a mesquite base and also finished with 3 coats of Minwax Tung oil Finish.

    Sorry about the poor photo quality - these were shot with a cell phone. A descent camera and a little work on getting some good quality images of future projects is on the "to do" list for this year.

    Anyway - Jim_Mex for taking the time to make those tutorials and sharing your knowledge with all of us!!!
    Harbor Freight (Central Machinery) 65406 - 26"

  • #2
    J Michael, really poor picture quality, they didn't show up at all.
    Mick, - Delta P-20

    A smile is a small curve that straightens everything out.


    • #3
      Yeah - hate those cell phones that take disappearing pictures ... Maybe if I scale them down a bit they might fit???
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      Harbor Freight (Central Machinery) 65406 - 26"


      • #4
        Nicely done...
        "Still Montana Mike"

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


        • #5
          Those are really great.


          • #6
            Very nice work, and like the idea of printing off your own clockfaces, great idea.
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