|Project by maccajimmy||posted 05-14-2014 02:15 AM||733 views||0 times favorited||1 comment|
Here is a clock that I made for my mum’s birthday not long ago. We own a horse agistment farm and she has always complained of not having a clock big enough for her to see from the round yard when teaching.
I scored some super cheap Tasmanian Blackwood. It was all pretty wonky from this blokes homemade bandsaw. So it took a little while to hand plane down to relatively true surfaces. All of it was done with hand tools except for routing out a pocket in the back for the clock mechanism to fit, as I ran out of time.
The measurements are approx 1m tall and 85cm wide (3ft by 2ft 9”)
The finish was bees wax and mineral oil and it felt so good to swipe my hand down the face afterwards. The finish brings out this deep richness to the wood that I just love. Apparently Tasmanian Blackwood is of the same family as Hawaiian (?) Koa. So one day I might have crack at an Alaia surfboard. Or not. There so many projects on this website that I want to have a crack at.
Oh, and hand pyrography obviously.
Anyway, Thanks for looking and I hope to post more projects soon.
Cheers – Jimmy