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Old 01-04-2008, 08:45 PM   #1
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Default Windmill Clock Finished

This is the most complex scroll saw project I have completed thus far. I really like the large scrolled clocks so when I saw this pattern in the fall issue #28 of SSWWC magazine I thought I'd give it a try. The pattern is by Pedro Lopez. This is by no means one of the more intricate clock patterns out there but did give me a good idea of the general constuction process. I learned a lot and really enjoyed building it.
I resawed and sanded the lumber to thickness first. I used cherry on the building and black walnut on the blade section with a black walnut roof ornament. Mostly used 2/0 blades on 1/8 and 3/16" material stack cutting where possible. Finished with several coats of Deft Satin lacquer. I'm pleased with the way it turned out but if anyone of you decides to build this clock I suggest you add a base of 3/4" wood approx. 8" to 12" wide by 6"to 8" deep to attach the clock bottom to for added stability. The clock as shown will EASILY tip forward due to the weight of the blades. I added a lead weight to the bottom rear till I can make such a base.
Thanks for looking, comments/criticism are welcome. Sorry I'm not a better photographer. Seems I can never get the lighting right.
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You did well R. Edwards......just how tall is it? Looks mighty fine.
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Beautiful job!
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With the blades turned to where one is straight up, the clock measures 19 3/8" tall. Thanks for the kind words.
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Excellent scrolling Ralph, you did a fine job
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You did a Great job of a beautiful pattern
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Very nice Ralph
Thanks for posting pictures of your clock.

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Very nicely done Ralph!
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Just a great job r. edwards. For me, that's the kind scroll sawing i hope to be able todo some day. You have inspired me. I'm going to the workshop right now, although mine probably won't be as nice as yours, but i ain't gonna get ne better if i don't dive in there sooner or later. Look forward to seeing more of your work.
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very nice. More patience than I have.

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