The Saranac desk clock

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Project by pashley posted 12-26-2008 08:05 PM 1941 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

In this piece, I attempt to meld together two styles that I have a taste for – Rustic Adirondack and Mission.

This was a gift for my wife for Christmas.

Materials: Blonde maple, with Paduak trim; Soapstone face and pendulum bob; birch bark panels adorned with birch twig and pine cone.

Dimensions: Approximately 11“H x 15“W x 6“D

Finish: Clear shellac, finished with three coats of Briwax.

-- Have a blessed day!

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#1 posted 12-26-2008 08:20 PM

Whoah! This caught my eye immediately from the front page. Not just the color and use of materials, but the proportions. You nailed them so accurately that the thumbnail actually looks like a full-sized buffet table! VERY nicely done!

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#2 posted 12-26-2008 08:20 PM

Cool design Patrick! I’m sure your wife loves it. Thanks.

-- Carl Rast, Pelion, SC

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#3 posted 12-26-2008 09:00 PM

Very creative. Nice design. The bark like section is cool.

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

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#4 posted 12-26-2008 11:20 PM

Very well done. I find it intriguing.

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#5 posted 12-27-2008 01:35 AM

Another outstanding clock. Nice combination of materials.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#6 posted 12-27-2008 04:45 AM

Very nice. you did a very good build.

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#7 posted 12-27-2008 05:39 AM

I’m glad you put in the last picture. It was hard to tell the exact proportions. A nice job.

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#8 posted 12-27-2008 08:40 AM

This is so awesome ! The colors and the scale are perfect . Where did you find the clock face ?

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#9 posted 12-27-2008 03:08 PM

I actually made the clock face as well.

-- Have a blessed day!

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#10 posted 12-27-2008 05:52 PM

Now I’m really impressed ! Very nice face design : )

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#11 posted 12-27-2008 08:18 PM

Cool as heck.

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