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  • Scroll sawn clock by my 15 year old.

    My teen aged son decided to build a clock last year. I assumed he would make an insert clock model, but instead he showed me the Spring 2011 issue of Scrollsaw magazine.

    With the fearlessness of a teenager, he cut out, sanded, filed and assembled the clock. My assistance was minimal-only helping out with jigs and technique. After about a 15 months, here is the finished product.

    Materials were baltic birch plywood and misc scraps from the shop for supporting parts. The hardest parts was finding a 4' dowel and hunting down the lead shot for the weight. It was cutout on an RBI 220 scrollsaw.
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  • #2
    You must be very proud of him Eric ... please pass on my congratulations.

    Rhys

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    • #3
      15? Wow, time for me to quit!

      Teasing, what. Great job!
      Steve in Richmond, VA with a DW-788

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      • #4
        More guts than me.
        Bob making sawdust in SW Louisiana
        with a EX-21

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        • #5
          That is marvelous! Those are so difficult and he's done a perfect job. Congratulations to him.

          Jan

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          • #6
            That would be great work for a 30 year old.
            Keep up the the great work.

            Bob
            Delta P-20 & Q-3

            I wondered why the baseball was getting bigger. Then it hit me!

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            • #7
              Wonderful! He should be very proud of himself!! I can tell you are proud of him!
              DeWalt 788

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              • #8
                Holy smoke -looks like he has an obvious talent that has the potential to take him a lot of places ......


                Jay

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                • #9
                  Beautiful job.
                  Thanks for sharing.
                  Larry

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                  • #10
                    Sweeeet job, hope he continues with the hobby.
                    Gloria ............... Two memorable things to say in life, "Hello" for the first time, and "Good-bye" for the last.

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                    • #11
                      He did an excellent job on the clock. Which one is he going to try next?
                      Tim

                      In God we trust, all others must pay cash!

                      I don't want no bargains, they always cost me more money.

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                      • #12
                        WOW that is quite an accomplishment. The wood selections really make the clock pop.
                        How well does it run?
                        Rolf
                        RBI G4 Hawk, Delta SS350, Nova 1624 DVR XP
                        Philosophy "I don't know that I can't, therefore I can"
                        Proud Member of the Long Island Woodworkers Club
                        And the Long Island Scrollsaw Association

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                        • #13
                          Nice work! That is a difficult project for almost everybody.
                          Manufacturer Of Heirloom Quality Sawdust

                          I wasn't born in the south, but I got here as fast as I could!

                          Dewalt DW788 Hegner Maximat 18

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                          • #14
                            Great Job. My problem would be, it would not work. Thanks for showing it.
                            Rich Delta P-20

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                            • #15
                              SWEEEEET. He is a natural...

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