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    Now that i am retired i like to do a dome clock loard knows i have the time . Was just wondering which one would be the best to buy and do 1st any ideals

    thank you the saw man
    Hegner

  • #2
    The only advice I can offer on the Dome Clock is choose the right wood before you start.
    I tried cutting one out of 1/8 red oak. First the wood was too thin to make the joints correctly and second it was so hard I stopped making it when I ran out of blades and didn't get motivated enough to start again.

    Maybe when I retire and have loads of time I can start again
    CAЯL HIRD-RUTTEЯ
    "proud member of the best scroll sawing forum on the net."
    Ryobi SC180VS scroll saw EX21

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    • #3
      Indiana Man,

      Check out Pedro's site about clocks. He has the Bielefeld clock. Very nice.
      You can see it at this site: http://www.finescrollsaw.com/

      Mike
      SD Mike

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      • #4
        Indiana saw man;
        Good luck with making the Dome clock. That one is a pleasure to make and it is not near as hard as it looks. Actually it is quite easy. I made mine from all solid red oak with black walnut trim. It goes fairly quickly because there are lots of pieces that can be stack sawed. .
        Here is what mine looed like when completed.



        You can check my progress on it here where I made it from start to finish between Jan 22 and Feb 13

        http://www.picturetrail.com/gallery/...06&uid=1718813

        The pattern is available from WildwoodDesigns at

        http://www.wildwooddesigns.com/prodi...item=1&mitem=2

        You wil lbe proud of that clock when finished. Be sure to put a good urethene or lacquer finish on it to show the real beauty of the wood. .

        Good luck and don't be afraid to attempt it. Anyone that can make a small clock can just as easily make the Dome clock. It is just a matter of more pieces for a bigger one.
        W.Y.

        Edited for typos
        Last edited by William Young (SE BC); 11-09-2006, 12:38 PM.
        http://www.picturetrail.com/willyswoodcrafting

        The task ahead of us is never as great as the power behind us

        Delta P-20 Scroll Saw, 14" x 43" Craftex Wood Lathe and Jet 10" Mini Lathe .

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        • #5
          I made the Dome Clock with white oak and white oak ply. I was told at two Picnics that I could not make it with the saw that I had.
          I had the Harbour Freight 16 inch variable speed saw.
          I made the clock in four months and it turned out fine. It is on my site: http://hometown.aol.com/sparky80659

          I love doing the clodk and would like to sell it so I can do one of the other big clocks.
          I probably would not do another one as I do a lot of fret and intarsia. I also make more money whith turned pen and pencils than I do on scrolling.
          I just do not have a good venue for scroll work except intarsia.
          I also dry a good amount of my wood. I have 6 trees to take down for different people this and next month.

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          • #6
            Ya , I know what you mean about the turnings

            I also make more money whith turned pen and pencils than I do on scrolling.
            The bottom has fallen out of scrollsawing stuff around here too. Seems to have reached a saturation point. I only average half a dozen or so pens at each craft sale but I sell many dozens of other usefull things that are so easily made on a lathe. Turning and scrolling are two great hobbies that can complement each other.
            W.Y.
            http://www.picturetrail.com/willyswoodcrafting

            The task ahead of us is never as great as the power behind us

            Delta P-20 Scroll Saw, 14" x 43" Craftex Wood Lathe and Jet 10" Mini Lathe .

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            • #7
              Dome Clock

              Thank you vry much for all the info, Iam going to do it think i will wait till after deer season 1st it takes a lot of my time right now but i will let you all know when i started it . and thanks again

              Indiana saw man
              Hegner

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              • #8
                Way to go Indiana Saw Man.
                You will get great enjoyment out of making theDome clock. The pattern is very straight forward and it is an accomplishment that you and your friends will take great pride in. If you need any help along the way don't be afraid to ask. Would be nice to see your progress in pictures when you get started at it.
                Happy hunting and good luck with the deer catch's .If you lived where I am you would be able to get your quota of deer, moose , and elk the first day of the season. We see a lot of road kill around here and it isn't safe to drive at night while the hunters have the deer scared from shooting at them.
                W.Y.
                http://www.picturetrail.com/willyswoodcrafting

                The task ahead of us is never as great as the power behind us

                Delta P-20 Scroll Saw, 14" x 43" Craftex Wood Lathe and Jet 10" Mini Lathe .

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                • #9
                  Bill, you should show them the table you made also for your dome clock. Both are very nicely done.
                  Chuck D


                  When a work lifts your spirits and inspires bold and noble thoughts in you, do not look for any other standard to judge by: the work is good, the product of a master craftsman.
                  Jean De La Bruyere...

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                  Hegner 18, Delta p-20, Griz 14 inch Band saw

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                  • #10
                    OK Chuck , I can do that and thanks..
                    It is called the Parlor Table With Drawer and the pattern is also from Wildwood. Shown here with the drawer partly open. It is solid red oak with walnut accents .



                    I originally built that table for one my other large clocks , the Roman Cathedral to sit on but it is also just barely wide enough to hold the Dome clock and plenty strong enough being made from 1/2" oak.

                    Sorry about the poor photography coloring in the Roman Cathedral and table picture.



                    W.Y.
                    http://www.picturetrail.com/willyswoodcrafting

                    The task ahead of us is never as great as the power behind us

                    Delta P-20 Scroll Saw, 14" x 43" Craftex Wood Lathe and Jet 10" Mini Lathe .

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                    • #11
                      Dome Clock

                      Originally posted by William Young (SE BC)
                      Way to go Indiana Saw Man.
                      You will get great enjoyment out of making theDome clock. The pattern is very straight forward and it is an accomplishment that you and your friends will take great pride in. If you need any help along the way don't be afraid to ask. Would be nice to see your progress in pictures when you get started at it.
                      Happy hunting and good luck with the deer catch's .If you lived where I am you would be able to get your quota of deer, moose , and elk the first day of the season. We see a lot of road kill around here and it isn't safe to drive at night while the hunters have the deer scared from shooting at them.
                      W.Y.
                      were WOULD BE A GOOD SOURCE TO FIND AND BUY MY PATTERNS FOR MY CLOCK . I THOUGHT OF USEING WALNUT I HAVE A LOT OF IT BUT I HAVE RED OAK WHITE OAK CHEERY AND SUM FIDDEL BACK MAPLE ALSO . I THINK THE WALNUT MIGHT BE TO DARK . HAVE EVER SEN ANY OUT OF WALNUT ?



                      INDIANA SAW MAN
                      Hegner

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                      • #12
                        SawMan

                        Regarding the choice of walnut for the dome clock, see the picture of Louis Bachman's dome clock in the link. It's not walnut, but it is very dark. Maybe that will help you decide if you like the darker color.

                        http://www.scrollsawer.com/articles/Lang-Scrolling-Scrapbook-2.php
                        Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter. Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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                        • #13
                          Indiana saw man;
                          You asked where you can get the pattern.

                          I already posted that in my response on the first page of this thread but here it is again.

                          http://www.wildwooddesigns.com/prodi...item=1&mitem=2

                          If you have red oak or cherry I would definitely use that rather than walnut and use the walnut for the trim overlays. I think black walnut would look too dark for a clock of that size although if is a light colored walnut it still might look nice.
                          Just my preference.
                          W.Y.
                          http://www.picturetrail.com/willyswoodcrafting

                          The task ahead of us is never as great as the power behind us

                          Delta P-20 Scroll Saw, 14" x 43" Craftex Wood Lathe and Jet 10" Mini Lathe .

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