Clock frames and bases - Woodworking Talk - Woodworkers Forum
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 8 Old 11-24-2008, 05:32 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 353
View Howard Ferstler's Photo Album My Photos
Clock frames and bases

I recently constructed several items that involved clocks, clock/thermometer combinations, and a weather gauge.

The hardware came from Klockit and the wood is mostly cedar, stained dark and coated with urethane. The ligher clock/thermometer unit was made from scrap 2x4 pine, minus the knots. None of the work involved woodworking kits.

I hope to sell some of these on consignment at a local arts/crafrs shop, but if the project goes flat (and it might as the economy power dives) I will at least have a number of Christmas presents for family and friends.

A 15-inch steel ruler is in front of the items in each photo for a size reference.

The fourth photo shows the various wood pieces in mid project. For closer stylistic perfection, the open backs of the weather-related gauge cutouts are covered with black-plastic screening.

Howard Ferstler
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0126.jpg
Views:	116
Size:	45.1 KB
ID:	5653  

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0129.jpg
Views:	111
Size:	53.7 KB
ID:	5654  

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0133.jpg
Views:	103
Size:	41.6 KB
ID:	5655  

Click image for larger version

Name:	Clock project work.jpg
Views:	87
Size:	61.1 KB
ID:	5656  

Howard Ferstler is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 Old 11-24-2008, 08:51 PM
Guest
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 3
View Bryan Lonergan's Photo Album My Photos
Clocks look great

They look great. What did you use to bond the materials together...?
Bryan Lonergan is offline  
post #3 of 8 Old 11-24-2008, 08:57 PM
Senior Member
 
firehawkmph's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Near Cleveland, Ohio
Posts: 5,021
View firehawkmph's Photo Album My Photos
Howard,
Haven't seen you for awhile. Everything looks very nice. I would think these would be nice items for a craft show. Good luck with it.
Mike Hawkins
firehawkmph is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 8 Old 11-24-2008, 09:19 PM
Senior Member
 
Handyman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Amidst of 1000 acers of crawfish ponds under a 500 year old Oak grove. SW La
Posts: 1,455
View Handyman's Photo Album My Photos
Send a message via AIM to Handyman
Great Job Howard Ferstler. I to think you should be able to sell at the craft show. I wish I had time to do stuff likr this.

Collector of Old Tools
Fixer of all things broke
Expert = Drip under pressure
Handyman is offline  
post #5 of 8 Old 11-24-2008, 10:32 PM
HALL OF FAMER
 
Kenbo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 8,326
View Kenbo's Photo Album My Photos
sometimes the simplest designs produce the nicest product. Fantastic job!!

Ken
Kenbo is offline  
post #6 of 8 Old 12-04-2008, 06:17 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 353
View Howard Ferstler's Photo Album My Photos
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bryan Lonergan View Post
They look great. What did you use to bond the materials together...?
The bases are screwed to the upward-angled sections on those that have two parts. The screws are flat-heads, with the drill holes underneath countersunk to recess the screw faces. I also used two-part epoxy to really stabilize the attachment. All parts were stained and urethaned before assembly. To keep the stain and coating from getting on the attachment surfaces to be glued I covered those areas with tape, and then removed it prior to gluing and screwing.

The backs of those items that have thermometers or weather gauges are open, but covered with recessed black plastic screening for cosmetic purposes. Without the open backs the gauges would not work properly.

Howard Ferstler
Howard Ferstler is offline  
post #7 of 8 Old 12-04-2008, 06:19 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 353
View Howard Ferstler's Photo Album My Photos
Quote:
Originally Posted by Handyman View Post
Great Job Howard Ferstler. I to think you should be able to sell at the craft show. I wish I had time to do stuff likr this.
The local arts/crafts vendor I contacted has yet to get back to me. I get the impression that the local economy (like the national economy) is going to thin out such vendors. Our local operator may be too worried about the recession and a downslide in business to take on still another supplier.

Well, my relatives and friends will be getting clocks and weather gauges for Christmas. Lucky them!

Howard Ferstler
Howard Ferstler is offline  
post #8 of 8 Old 12-05-2008, 12:00 AM
Senior Member
 
Handyman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Amidst of 1000 acers of crawfish ponds under a 500 year old Oak grove. SW La
Posts: 1,455
View Handyman's Photo Album My Photos
Send a message via AIM to Handyman
Quote:
Originally Posted by Howard Ferstler View Post
The local arts/crafts vendor I contacted has yet to get back to me. I get the impression that the local economy (like the national economy) is going to thin out such vendors. Our local operator may be too worried about the recession and a downslide in business to take on still another supplier.

Well, my relatives and friends will be getting clocks and weather gauges for Christmas. Lucky them!

Howard Ferstler
Howard Try putting one on ebay. Start the bidding at your lowest amount you will take for it and see were it goes. Cost you less than a buck to try.

Collector of Old Tools
Fixer of all things broke
Expert = Drip under pressure
Handyman is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Woodworking Talk - Woodworkers Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Picture frames Itchy Brother General Woodworking Discussion 5 10-24-2008 10:15 AM
Staircase Wall Frames itstonye Trim Carpentry & Built-Ins 7 10-22-2008 08:16 PM
Up to 5 layers of flooring covering the bases of casings and plinth blocks-help! DuchessWolff Trim Carpentry & Built-Ins 11 09-13-2008 03:25 PM
Bubinga CLock oldnewbie Project Showcase 1 06-13-2008 05:08 PM
wood bases Dianejack General Woodworking Discussion 5 05-15-2007 04:35 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome