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Project by jcame posted 11-06-2008 05:06 PM 1780 views 8 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this clock out of Leopardwood,Lacewood, & Wenge. I made it from a set of plans from Wood magazine I think it was. I like designs with an Asian look to them and thats why I chose to make this one.

-- Jed,Ala,jmwoodworks057.com





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mtnwild

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#1 posted 11-06-2008 05:18 PM

Beautiful, well made and looks great.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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HokieMojo

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#2 posted 11-06-2008 05:35 PM

That really is beautiful. Do you mind sharing the finish you applied to the leapardwood? I’ve been experimenting to find a good one myself, but I’ve been struggling. Thanks!

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GaryB

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#3 posted 11-06-2008 05:40 PM

Love it, looks fantastic. Really displays the beauty of the wood with a relatively simple design. Very nice.
Gary

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#4 posted 11-06-2008 05:48 PM

Very nice use of some beautiful wood.

-- Doug, woodworking in Alabama

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jcame

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#5 posted 11-06-2008 06:17 PM

It is about as simple a finish as it gets (just how I like it)!!! Its Watco Danish Oil liberally applied with a buffing in between coats with 0000 steel wool. I do this about three or four times until the wood will not take anymore of the oil and give it a final buffing so it has a silky smooth finish.

-- Jed,Ala,jmwoodworks057.com

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HokieMojo

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#6 posted 11-06-2008 06:19 PM

Thanks for the info. It really does look great. I’ll try a test piece. I’m working with lacewood, but it should be very similar.

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jockmike2

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#7 posted 11-06-2008 06:22 PM

Beautiful looking clock, love the wood.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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woodworm

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#8 posted 11-06-2008 07:25 PM

Great clock and great wood.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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Blake

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#9 posted 11-06-2008 07:49 PM

Nice job. I’ve always really liked leopard wood.

-- Happy woodworking! http://www.openarmsphotography.com

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darryl

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#10 posted 11-06-2008 07:50 PM

dang!
the grain of that wood is amazing!

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Rj

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#11 posted 11-06-2008 07:55 PM

I really like this = it Makes me want to pull out my Leopard wood.
Thanks for posting- Great job!

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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SCOTSMAN

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#12 posted 11-06-2008 08:40 PM

One very nice clock well done the nicest I’ve seen in a long while regards Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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CharlieM1958

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#13 posted 11-06-2008 10:06 PM

That leopardwood looks great for that application. Nice job!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Dooley

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#14 posted 11-06-2008 11:00 PM

WOW very nice, I just love leopard wood. What a nice grain huh?

-- Dooley

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Woodhacker

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#15 posted 11-07-2008 04:26 AM

Very Nice. I really like the choice of woods.

Thanks for posting it.

-- Martin, Kansas

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