|Project by DaleMaley||posted 12-23-2014 12:14 PM||1108 views||1 time favorited||4 comments|
I have done several projects using Kokomo glass. It is unique because no two pieces are the same color.
In the last few months, I also learned how to make ink pens on the lathe using kits from Penn State Industries. They made a stabilized wood pen blank where they inject a material into the blank so it is easier to turn into pen bodies. The green stabilized wood blank is the ugliest piece of material you have ever seen, yet is turns into the most gorgeous colors I have ever seen.
I thought it would be very interesting to combine the Kokomo glass with the Penn State Industries green stabilized wood blank in a clock design.
I came up with this clock design, modifying a Mission style mantel clock design to incorporate the glass and the pen blanks as 4 vertical columns.
The clock really turned out well. I’m going to try some other color combinations as well (yellow, blue, red).
To read about my trials & tribulations of making this clock, see my web site.
-- Dale, Illinois, http://dalemaley.webs.com/