Sunday, January 29, 2017

Classic Fretwork Clock Scroll Saw Pattern. Secret Word Contest Winner Selected!
This classic fretwork clock is 17.5 inches tall. I made it entirely from 1/4" thick Baltic birch plywood. When I am doing pattern test cuts I will often use BB plywood. I think I would like to make this again in walnut hardwood.

This is a relatively easy project to make. Don't avoid this if you are a beginner. There are really only two challenging steps. 

The slot and tab joints have to be cut accurately(best to undercut and file to size during assembly). I minimized the slot/tab joints where possible. 

Second challenge is the roof has to have a 45 degree bevel. I use a disk sander to make this cut but you cab use a table saw or even the scroll saw with the table tilted 45 degrees. I think the disk sander is the easiest method if you have that tool.

Many of the parts are just glued on. I give some assembly tips in the pattern. I cut this clock in under four hours. I kept the interior cuts to a minimum to make it more accessible to beginners.  

The clock used is a 2 3/4" with a 2 3/8" diameter mounting hole. The hole can be cut with the scroll saw if you do not have a forstner bit that size. $22 on Amazon.  Affiliate Link.


Secret Word Contest Winner: 

I did the random drawing for the secret word giveaway this morning. I used an online random number generator to select from the 350 entries. All entries who had the secret words correct were eligible. The secret word was (Walnut)

The Winner is Mike Adams from SC

Mike will receive his choice of five sheets of 1/4" X 24" X 24" Baltic Birch Plywood. or two scroll saw blanks 1/4" X 12" X 16" of from your choice of cherry, cedar, birds eye maple, curly maple or walnut.

Mike I will be contacting you by email so get your choice and mailing address.

If you want to win this months Bear Woods sponsored $75 gift certificate then you only have a couple days left to enter.