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Ralph Harvey05/09/2008 00:15:00
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A very nice clock Mark

Burr elm i assume, well turned and finnished, what size movement is it ?

Ralph

Dave Atkinson05/09/2008 08:46:00
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Another super clock

Dave

Oddjob05/09/2008 11:35:00
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A beautiful wood and well turned Mark.

The clock insert looks like reasonable quality, though I prefer brass.  Is it good?  If so, where did you get it and how much?

I have a bee in my bonnet about the quality of available accessories for woodwork projects.  Though you can easily get clocks, barometers, salad servers, fancy hinges etc. etc.  they are all cheap and as a result do no credit to the woodwork.  For example, a major supplier of such fittings has a so-called "Quality" 4" clock insert priced at £8.25.  Very good value for what it is, but it is actually very poor quality.  Certainly not something I would want to put into a beautiful piece of turnery like yours.

With such an insert, the end product is likely to be worth £20 at most. That is very poor value for your material and effort.  If, on the other hand, an insert costing £50 (and worth it) were available, the end product would probably be worth £150 and deserving of a place on your lounge wall.

 Richard

Mark Sutton06/09/2008 12:55:00
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Hi 

Thank you again 

It is Burr Elm, and sits on the wall in the living room.

The clock movement cost £18, available from the internet http://www.clock-inserts.co.uk/  and a few other places i think, it comes in two colours brass & silver, it was the first time i had used this time of movement, especially with having to make a jig to hold the piece when the hole was turned all the way through.  The wood on the other hand was given to me by a professional woodturner in my local area.

Sparky16/09/2008 20:12:00
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Beautiful piece of art and very well turned too
Ralph Harvey05/09/2008 00:15:00
3274 forum posts
315 photos
2 articles

A very nice clock Mark

Burr elm i assume, well turned and finnished, what size movement is it ?

Ralph

Dave Atkinson05/09/2008 08:46:00
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672 forum posts
115 photos

Another super clock

Dave

Oddjob05/09/2008 11:35:00
avatar
1635 forum posts
79 photos

A beautiful wood and well turned Mark.

The clock insert looks like reasonable quality, though I prefer brass.  Is it good?  If so, where did you get it and how much?

I have a bee in my bonnet about the quality of available accessories for woodwork projects.  Though you can easily get clocks, barometers, salad servers, fancy hinges etc. etc.  they are all cheap and as a result do no credit to the woodwork.  For example, a major supplier of such fittings has a so-called "Quality" 4" clock insert priced at £8.25.  Very good value for what it is, but it is actually very poor quality.  Certainly not something I would want to put into a beautiful piece of turnery like yours.

With such an insert, the end product is likely to be worth £20 at most. That is very poor value for your material and effort.  If, on the other hand, an insert costing £50 (and worth it) were available, the end product would probably be worth £150 and deserving of a place on your lounge wall.

 Richard

Mark Sutton06/09/2008 12:55:00
avatar
193 forum posts
59 photos

Hi 

Thank you again 

It is Burr Elm, and sits on the wall in the living room.

The clock movement cost £18, available from the internet http://www.clock-inserts.co.uk/  and a few other places i think, it comes in two colours brass & silver, it was the first time i had used this time of movement, especially with having to make a jig to hold the piece when the hole was turned all the way through.  The wood on the other hand was given to me by a professional woodturner in my local area.

Sparky16/09/2008 20:12:00
7631 forum posts
22 photos
Beautiful piece of art and very well turned too

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