Free Project - Telephone Clock

Free Project - Telephone Clock

Postby AmritpalP » Tue Aug 16, 2016 10:01 am

This elegant and fun novelty clock is based upon the antique Model 50AL candlestick phone introduced in 1919 - the first free-standing tabletop dial telephone. Thus, began the era of rotary dial telephone sets which would span most of the 20th century...

Michael Tyler's latest project features segmented construction for the handset and mouthpiece assemblies. Aspire’s two-rail sweep modeling tool was used to create these pieces and produce a great looking simulation of an antique candlestick telephone!

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The finished dimensions of this project are approximately 5.6 " W x 5.4 " D x 12 " T.
Note: This free Vectric project requires Aspire 8.5 higher.

Download the FREE Project files - http://www.vectric.com/cool-stuff/projects/2016/telephone-clock.html

If you go ahead and create this project, then it would be great to see a photo of your finished piece over on the Vectric Forum. Alternatively feel free to email us a picture of your finished piece at online@vectric.com.
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Re: Free Project - Telephone Clock

Postby mtylerfl » Tue Aug 23, 2016 2:13 am

Stan Kern posted a nice video documentary when he made his own Candlestick Telephone Clock project out of Black Walnut. I'm sure you'll enjoy watching it!

Here is the link to his video:

https://youtu.be/7JehE1AjyDY
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Re: Free Project - Telephone Clock

Postby highpockets » Tue Aug 23, 2016 2:42 am

Why can't this project be done in VCarve Pro 8.5 also (aside from the file format)? I'm not seeing anything that VCP can't do.
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Re: Free Project - Telephone Clock

Postby JMD » Tue Aug 23, 2016 3:24 am

highpockets wrote:Why can't this project be done in VCarve Pro 8.5 also (aside from the file format)? I'm not seeing anything that VCP can't do.


Was wondering the same thing :?
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Re: Free Project - Telephone Clock

Postby Adrian » Tue Aug 23, 2016 3:11 pm

It's made using the two rail sweep which VCarve doesn't have. The finished 3D pieces could be imported and cut in VCP but it couldn't be made from scratch in VCP. The projects alternate between Aspire only and VCarve/Aspire and August is an Aspire only month.
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Re: Free Project - Telephone Clock

Postby FixitMike » Tue Aug 23, 2016 4:53 pm

Adrian wrote:It's made using the two rail sweep which VCarve doesn't have. The finished 3D pieces could be imported and cut in VCP but it couldn't be made from scratch in VCP. The projects alternate between Aspire only and VCarve/Aspire and August is an Aspire only month.

VCarve does not have the 2 rail sweep, but it does have the molding toolpath in version 8. Couldn't that have been used? The wedges could be cut using multiple parallel vectors with sloped fluting tool paths.
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Re: Free Project - Telephone Clock

Postby Adrian » Tue Aug 23, 2016 6:00 pm

Possibly but it's still an Aspire only month so the project would be in Aspire format only. The free projects are, as far as I'm aware, a marketing tool so it makes sense to push the premier product as much as possible. They're always in the very latest version as well even when it's a chargeable upgrade I assume for the same reason.
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Re: Free Project - Telephone Clock

Postby flying_flip » Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:22 pm

Adrian wrote:It's made using the two rail sweep which VCarve doesn't have. The finished 3D pieces could be imported and cut in VCP but it couldn't be made from scratch in VCP....

I am attempting to do project this with VC Desktop, on my Piranha FX. Not all the great curves and edges, but the "feel" is there.
btw... the wedge was cut with the fluting toolpath and a 1/4" endmill. Minor grooves that sanded out easily.

I will post pictures of the finished product (soon).
Currently staining the parts.

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Re: Free Project - Telephone Clock

Postby flying_flip » Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:58 pm

Finally finished.
This was done on a Pirahna FX with VC Desktop, and a little lathe time.
The wood is White Oak, with a Red Oak stain, then 2 coats of Poly.
The Clock piece was from Hobby Lobby.

Sorry for the fuzzy pictures.

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Re: Free Project - Telephone Clock

Postby flying_flip » Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:00 pm

I should note, this was a fun project, and a little nostalgic.
My Grandfather had an original Candlestick phone, which he converted to a lamp, when you lifted the hand piece, the light would come on, hang up and the light went out ;)

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Re: Free Project - Telephone Clock

Postby mtylerfl » Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:58 pm

Looks great, Phil! Nice work!
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Re: Free Project - Telephone Clock

Postby flying_flip » Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:49 pm

mtylerfl wrote:Looks great, Phil! Nice work!

Thank you Michael !
You make fantastic projects, that are fun and expound on the great features of the software.

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