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Project by MyChipCarving posted 05-02-2014 02:45 PM 817 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

10” x 10” Wall Clock

Basswood, chip carved, nutmeg gel stain, textured background, sealer and lacquer finish

I used to carve a lot of clocks but got away from them for quite a few years. I don’t know why but I pleased to carve this clock. The textured background added some variety to the uncarved areas. To keep the gel stain from darkening the entire piece, apply a complete sealer and lacquer finish first and then carefully apply the gel stain as you wipe off the surface to keep the stain from darkening the surface.

Thanks for looking!

-- Marty, https://www.MyChipCarving.com, 866-444-6996





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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 05-02-2014 10:35 PM

WOW. what a beautiful and accurate job of carving!!!!!!!!! That is gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!!.............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Boris

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#2 posted 05-03-2014 01:31 AM

Wow that is nice.
Regards

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lanwater

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#3 posted 05-03-2014 03:16 AM

Amazing wall clock.

I see many wall clock but the one is definitely among the top.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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freddy1962

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#4 posted 05-03-2014 08:39 AM

I really like this one. The background sets it off and the edge carving is pretty cool. I’m not a big stain fan, but it really works here. Awesome job!

-- JEFF Illinois (Banks of the Mississippi)

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tool_junkie

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#5 posted 05-03-2014 11:23 AM

You have great Chip Carving skills, Marty. The clock looks absolutely beautiful.

One minor comment though (and I hope I don’t offend you), I think the arms should be a different color so that it is easy to tell time. With their silverish color they are kinda hard to see.

-- Looking for a good quality Drill Press and a Cabinet Saw for cheap!

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MyChipCarving

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#6 posted 05-03-2014 11:31 AM

Thanks, all, for your encouraging feedback. Jeff, I’m not a big stain fan either as it hides the natural shadows created by the carving. But I agree, that this time it works and was needed to make the clock face stand out. All of your comments are appreciated!

-- Marty, https://www.MyChipCarving.com, 866-444-6996

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helluvawreck

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#7 posted 05-03-2014 03:16 PM

This is absolutely beautiful, Marty. You have amazing talent.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Rick

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#8 posted 05-03-2014 09:40 PM

Beautiful Wall Clock Marty!

-- If there was any Logic in this world.it would be Men riding Side Saddle, Not Women!

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#9 posted 05-04-2014 02:57 AM

That is stunning, well done!

-- I never finish anyth

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Roger

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#10 posted 05-19-2014 12:42 PM

That’s a gr8 way to accent those fine chip carvings.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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