Mantle Clock Project #2: Getting Started...

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Blog entry by DrJosh posted 05-16-2011 05:32 AM 1093 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: The lumber Part 2 of Mantle Clock Project series Part 3: Carcase completed »

In my last post on this mantle clock project, I mentioned a new wood that I discovered at my local Woodcraft store…sipo utile. Here is how it looked when I started:
Sipo Utile
This wood mills and works like a dream. Last weekend, I spent the afternoon milling the rough stock down to 5/8” thickness. I left it stacked and stickered in my garage shop for a week to aclimate.
milled sipo
I was finally able to get out to the shop to start cutting the parts for my clock. After an enjoyable afternoon in the shop, I have all my major parts cut and the rabbets for the joinery done.
clock parts
Tomorrow afternoon I’ll be doing some initial scraping and sanding the parts and hopefully some assembly of the clock case. Stay tuned…more to come.

-- Nashville, TN

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#1 posted 05-17-2011 02:18 PM

Beautiful wood! Lokking forward to seeing your progress.

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