Wooden Clocks: 31 Favorite Projects and Patterns

Wooden Clocks: 31 Favorite Projects and Patterns

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  • Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing
  • Format: Paperback | 152 pages
  • Dimensions: 214mm x 278mm x 12mm | 540g
  • Publication date: 24 September 2009
  • Publication City/Country: East Petersberg
  • ISBN 10: 1565234278
  • ISBN 13: 9781565234277
  • Edition: 1
  • Illustrations note: full colour throughout, includes illustrations & diagrams, includes photographs, includes patterns
  • Sales rank: 38,886

Product description

This book features a wonderful collection of clock projects from the editors of "Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts" magazine. Learn how to make beautiful time pieces including grandfather clocks and pendulum clocks! It includes projects for all abilities and tastes, from learning to cut pieces and assemble parts to finishing and personalising. The editors of "Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts" magazine have selected a collection of the most beloved clock projects - from fancy fretwork grandfather clocks to classic pendulum clocks and whimsical desk clocks. This book offers something for everyone - no matter what their level of scrolling expertise. Beginners will learn how to cut their pieces like an expert and assemble clock parts. More advanced crafters will appreciate the section on finishing clocks and personalising special gifts. The articles, that represent the most popular clocks since the inception of "Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts" in 2000, have been fully updated to reflect current clock part sizes.

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By Paul Groves 02 May 2014 1

The cover of this book is appallingly misleading - especially for a craft book. The cover shows the ONLY clock in this book where you manufacture the working parts. ALL the other projects use a battery/quartz movement. Fox Chappell Publishing are guilty of the most outrageous deception. You shouldn't judge a book by it's cover, but when you can't pick it up & open the pages this is a disgusting. I won't be buying any more Fox Chappell books.

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On the cover of Wooden Clocks the book claims to have 31 different plans but a review of the contents reveals only 27 different projects. The discrepancy is due 10 the fact that some chapters have more than one plan based on a common theme. The cover photo is also a bit misleading. It shows a wooden gear clock which is detailed as one of the projects. However the remaining 30 plans are for wooden clocks wilh conventional battery-powered clock mechanisms. All of the projects in the book have previously appeared in Scrollsaw Woodworking & Crafts magazine and are therefore designed to be made with the scrollsaw. The projects are set out according to the level of skill involved - beginner, intermediate and 'master'. Many of the clocks are scrollsawn shapes with clock fit-ups inserted into a circular recess. Some patterns are simple while olhers are quite elaborate with a number of separate components to be cut and glued together. More traditional styles include a simple Shaker Clock (including clock case), Lang Clock (wall clock with pendulum movement) and a miniature Grandfather Clock. The Keepsake Trinket and Woven Boxes all have a clock in their lid. In each case the box is glued up in layers from scrollsawn components. The ultimate project in the book is of course the Wooden Gear Clock. In addilion to the scale plans, photographs and step-by-step instructions provided with all of the projects, for this clock there are also cross-sections and expoded diagrams of how the wooden mechanism is assembled. Wooden Clocks has a variety of clocks with a wide appeal, suitable for scrollers looking for patterns with fit-ups as well as clockmakers seeking new challenges.

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Make Time to Scroll a Beautiful Clock. Clocks do more than just tell the time. They can handsomely accessorize your desk. They can adorn a wall as a piece of art. They can frame a photo, emphasize a favorite pastime, and even make a creative statement. That is why we collected 31 of the most popular clocks from Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts and packed them into this one big collection. Whether you're a beginner or have been scrolling for years, you'll be inspired by the unique designs and inspirational stories from renowned clock-makers like John A. Nelson, Gary Hawkes, Paul Meisel, Sue Mey, and Diana Thompson. Plus, you will find expert step-by-step instructions along with all of the crisp photos, detailed patterns, and tips and techniques you will need to guarantee clock-making success. Some of the beautiful timepieces inside Wooden Clocks include: -Elegant fretwork clocks -Whimsical desk and mantel clocks -Keepsake boxes with inlay clocks -Classic wall clocks -Gift clocks for any occasion And...the amazing Wooden Gear Clock that runs without any batteries.