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Alan T.07/01/2011 16:22:55
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Hi Guys,  I made this as a birthday present for an old friend.The watch movement is 42mm dia. Hope he does not view this site before receiving it. Cheers   Alan T.

BillW07/01/2011 16:37:54
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I like it Alan, is it six or seven turned parts, I'm referring to the Globe.
Can I be your "Old Friend".
There are some very generous people on this forum.
I'm sure your friend will appreciate it, I certainly would.
Alan T.07/01/2011 16:48:29
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Hello Bill,  Thanks mate. You are quite correct, seven parts. incidentally the whole thing is 7 inches high and there is another clock face on the reverse. Alan T.
Big Al07/01/2011 17:44:00
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Very nice alan, I am sure that your old friend will be dead chuffed with it, I would be.
BillW07/01/2011 17:54:02
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Got to ask more,
Is the base Yew,
What wood is the glob and if you are not giving secrets away how did you turn it, I can imagine it would be quite breakable until assembled.
dennis wake07/01/2011 18:22:38
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hi Alan
 add my praise to the list . it will be well accepted by your friend.
paul johnson 207/01/2011 18:23:21
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Fair play Alan you turn out some lovely work I was thinking of making my next project a clock for the inlaws, Please could you point me in the right direction of a supplier for clock faces.
thanks Paul.
Big Al07/01/2011 18:49:05
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Try meantime design limited, click here for their web site.
I have used them quite a lot in the past and would recommend them any day.
paul johnson 207/01/2011 19:05:39
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Thankyou AL
Alan T.07/01/2011 21:21:53
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Hello Everyone and thank you for the comments. Paul I use Mega Quartz Uk Ltd. for clock and watch parts but as Big Al says there are several equally suitable suppliers. Bill, The semi circle carrier and the globe are mahogany or similar, while the rest of it is yew. Not too difficult to make really. The carrier is as you can see a segment of a circle. Turn a sort of tube from a piece of close grained wood finishing it inside and out,then part off a piece slightly bigger than you need. Fit this with unfinished side exposed into a jam chuck made from scrap or MDF,then turn, sand and finish the remaining side. Carefully cut out the unwanted piece on the band saw and finish the exposed ends by hand.The globe is just a sphere of suitable diameter,hollowed on one or both sides to take a watch insert. I think the other parts are self explanatory. Care does need to be taken when drilling the carrier to make sure the 2 holes are correctly aligned.Hope this helps.  Regards   Alan T.  P.S.  I first saw this design in Woodturning magazine in September 2002 by John Austin to whom all the credit for design is due. If this is not PC then no doubt Mark will intervene. Cheers.   
BillW07/01/2011 22:19:29
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Thank you Alan,
The difference between metal turning and wood turning, I would have been supplied with a ring cut from sheet, turn one diameter and a face, fit soft sacrificial jaws, turn and face jaws, mount ring, turn and face, simples !
sad sam08/01/2011 10:55:06
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eccellent clock alan i will deffinately be having a go at making this clock
the better half thinks im like the guy of franks carpet adverts
i love clocks me
Alan T.08/01/2011 15:06:52
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Hello Sam & Bill,  Thank you both. I've managed to find the magazine article I referred to in my chaotic filing system. If you would like a copy send me a PM and I will try and pass it on.
   Cheers   Alan T.
Derek Lane08/01/2011 18:00:25
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Great little clock Alan must have a go 1 day but as you know too much to do always another job or something the good lady wants
George Arnold08/01/2011 20:24:16
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Another very nice clock your friend should be pleased with it. Derek if you turn a clock you will have time'

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