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    I would like to try and make some clocks as a gift for the boys that go on our annual fishing trip something in the manner of an 8"plate, ie 1/8" plywood with the design on it glued to 1/4" ply backer would this be stable enough not to distort or should I be thinking on using something thicker or some other type of timber
    Your comments would be appreciated as this is completely new to me.

    Robert

    ps made them the fish by jim sweet in the mag last year and they loved it.

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    Robert, I would reverse the plywood. Cut the 1/4" and use the 1/8" for the backer. 1/4" for both would be sturdier yet. Just my 2¢ worth. Mick.
    Mick, - Delta P-20

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      Robert I do it your way I think the 1/8 th make's a nicer picture.just my though's .
      http://www.picturetrail.com/uid3726744

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      • #4
        I agree with jimp11
        I would put the thicker wood to the back and the overlays to the front.
        This might give you some ideas for making a plate clock
        http://tinyurl.com/bpv7t
        I have made a lot of that one because people around here seem to have a thing about hummingbirds.
        But if you are handy with drawing you might be able to put a fish in the center for your fishing buddys.
        Good luck and have fun.

        Below is one of those that I made . I took the picture out of my clocks album in the link below to my picturetrail site. Sorry about the poor picture quality.


        W.Y.
        Last edited by William Young (SE BC); 02-09-2006, 06:26 PM.
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