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Saturday, 3 August 2013

Almost Complete.

Hi everyone, well the watch/clock makers workshop is more or less there, I've added a few more finishing touches including a turned horn candlestick complete with ivory candle.

 
 
                                           Also a little more detailing around the lathe.
 
 
All that's left for me to do is sign and date the piece. I have to say i have thoroughly enjoyed putting something together of this size and have also learnt a few things along the way which hopefully i can put into practice on the next room box i create.
 
 
 





The exterior of the room box has a label on each side as shown in the image above these full size labels were often attached to the back of large clocks or in the case of a pocket watch once completed so i thought these would complete the piece nicely.
The Clock makers Workshop will be put on my for sale page and will be available for purchase.

Over the next few weeks i hope to share some of the items that will be on display in the new room box I'm starting work on, something again quite different and very unusual! this will be the second and last room box that i will build this year as i would like to create and complete some other pieces which I've had on hold for some time now. A warm welcome also to my new followers and many thanks for taking the time to read my journal.
Have a great week everyone.    Tony.

 
 
 



38 comments:

  1. It's stunning and so beautiful in all it's details. We should be thanking you for sharing your journal and photos of you incredible work, not the other way round!

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    1. Many thanks Idske, its always a pleasure to share.

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  2. It's just simply: a beautiful piece! I can't wait to see your next roombox!
    Big hug

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    1. Thank you Ewa, hopefully the next one will turn out as good as this one did :)

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  3. It's a gorgeous piece Tony. So many wonderful details!

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  4. I love it all, right down to the old labels. That lathe is perfect! I look forward to seeing you next room box.

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    1. Many thanks Catherine i think the lathe was probably the most difficult part to build, but it got there in the end,the next room box will be very different hopefully!

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  5. Bonjour,
    Je viens de découvrir votre blog, votre travail est magnifique, j'adore ! Tellement de détails et un réalisme à couper le souffle !
    Bonne journée,
    Marie

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    1. Salut Marie merci beaucoup pour votre commentaire, im heureux que vous l'aimez.

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  6. I have enjoyed watching this project progress....it is a (mini) masterpiece. I look forward to your next project.

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    1. Thank you Linda, one of the most rewarding things about building something like this is watching it evolve until its finally complete, it gives a great sense of achievement and satisfaction.Many thanks for your comment.

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  7. Una pieza espectacular, digna de un museo, felicidades:-)

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  8. I just love this project Tony. It has been wonderful watching your progress on it. The labels on the outside are the perfect finishing touch. Look forward to watching progress on your next project.

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    1. Thank you 12Create hopefully you will find the next one just as interesting.

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  9. Impresionante, tiene hasta el mas mínimo detalle, una maravilla de perfección.
    Un abrazo.
    Yolanda

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  10. I can honestly say this piece has moved me. I love it. So beautiful and inspiring, creates such and atmosphere---

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    1. Thank you linda thats a wonderful comment :)

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  11. This is soooooo cool! A theme i lóve and then so gorgeously done!?! The compact shape and well thought out design and set-up focusses on all the detailing... the little bench vise, turning tools and lathe, drawings, attributes. Love all the colors too... nothing fancy, all looks solely dedicated to the work at hand. It feels like this watch maker is a humble man, committed to his trade.

    You've created a wonderful scene! Any collector out there should try to get his/her hands on it...

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    1. Hi Debora ,i have to say that when i first started this project i really didn't know how it would turn out, i made no plans and just hoped the vision i had in my head would become a reality and thankfully it did, it is interesting to think of the kind of person who would have sat at this workbench, but i agree with your comment about it being a humble man who is committed to what he produces, Many thanks for your comment.

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  12. Such breathtaking detail! My uncle was a licensed clockmaker and his office looked a lot like this (only newer). Well done, Tony.

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    1. Hi Anna, many thanks for your comment :)

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  13. Stunning piece of art, Tony, thank YOU for sharing!!
    Hugs, Ilona

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    1. Hi Ilona its always a pleasure to share :)

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  14. As always, a stunning piece... I love the little shavings you've added around the lathe! Your work is just exquisite. :)

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    1. Hi Heather, the tiny shavings around the lathe just put the finishing touches to it, glad you like it :)

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  15. Hello Tony,
    Your work never disappoints. the clock shop is spectacular...every detail is perfection. I am very much in awe of your wonderful work. I cannot wait to see the next one.
    Big hug,
    Giac

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    1. Hi Giac, your comment is very much appreciated, the next one will be very different to this piece! but just as if not more interesting :)

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  16. This is breathtaking! I could stare and stare and still find something new each time. Bravo! :D

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    1. Hi Brae, even though i built the piece i still go back and look at it again after a few days, its also great fun to move pieces around and seeing how they look somewhere else. :)

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  17. Hi Tony, the workshop is a masterpiece! Every object is fantastic. I haven't stopped by in awhile, as everyone blogging knows, it is hard to keep up with what everyone is doing and comment too, though this means posts tend to build up meaning less suspense which is a delight :D

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  18. This piece is so remarkable I keep coming back to look at it. Truly inspiring!

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