Walnut Tallcase Clock #5: Walnut Tallcase Clock #5

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Blog entry by Charles Mullins posted 10-16-2008 09:48 PM 1112 reads 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Here’s a couple of pictures to show where I am right now.

I’ve made some fretwork for the clock hood.

And have veneered the lower panel and door with burl walnut and cross banded the outside of each.

I am currently painting the clock face with the time ring and the numbers. My wife will do the decorative painting since she is MUCH better than I.

I just finished the face time track. Here’s a photo.

I have already turned the hood columns and sanded them. I’ll attach them after finishing.

The rosettes will be brass flowers with a brass ball and spike finial on top. The carved rosettes weren’t good enough and time is running out. I’m hoping to display it in a craft show next month.

I am close to finishing and will show pictures when that happens in the next couple of weeks.

Have a GREAT day!

Charlie Mullins

-- God makes the wood beautiful--I simply rearrange it to make it more useful, hopefully.

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#1 posted 10-17-2008 01:05 AM

That fret work is amazing! Can’t wait to see the finished clock!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 10-17-2008 05:51 AM

Very, Very nice work. Can’t wait to see it finished.

-- Oldworld, Fair Oaks, Ca

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